Antoinette Designs

Shoe Consultants

With over 40 years of experience, we are a renowned expert in shoe design and production, offering expert witness services in many high profile Patent, Intellectual Property and Design Infringement cases.

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Expert Witness - High Profile Intellectual Property Case - Rothys Inc v Giesswein Walkwaren AG

Unrivalled shoe expertise

Welcome to Antoinette Shoe Consultants, founded by Rosemary W. Wright, who has over 40 years international experience in the footwear industry. Rosemary is a renowned expert in shoe design, constructions and production and has been been called as an expert witness in many high profile Patent, Intellectual Property Design Infringement and Trademark cases.

This vast knowledge of shoe design, constructions and shoe making production coupled with her professionalism and integrity means she is very sought after by companies. Rosemary ensures there is never any conflict of interest and will turn down assignments where this could be the case.

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The company has over the years amassed one of the Europe's largest privately owned archives of shoe designs, trade journals, magazines, photographs, components and materials. This Archive is vital in helping to resolve Patent and Intellectual Property disputes.

Rosemary has been the originator of numerous Patents including: Skechers patents, Doc Martens Open Airwair Sandal, Doc Martens Soles, JIBS Drawstring Clogs made in Polar Fleece by Columbia Footwear, PODS - Point of Defection System amongst many others.

Amanda Wright is another key member of the senior team and is a partner in the company. Amanda's speciality is Intellectual Property, Patents and she brings a wealth of experience of the shoe industry.


Companies we have worked for

  • Fulbright and Jaworski LLP, New York USA
  • D.L.A. Piper LLP
  • Hamlins LLP, London
  • Harvey Ingram LLP
  • R. R. Sandhvi LLP, London
  • Pitmans LLP
  • Ashurst LLP, London
  • Skechers USA Inc
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman and Zissu PC, New York
  • D. Young and Co LLP, London
  • Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, Seattle, USA
  • Marks & Spencer Plc
  • Taylor Wessing LLP, London
  • TLT Solicitors LLP
  • Irell and Manella LLP USA
  • Boyes Turner LLP
  • Stobbs LLP, Cambridge

Cases we have worked on

  • Louis Vuitton v Lederer de Paris
  • Ted Baker v Gola
  • D. Jacobson & Sons v Crocs Inc
  • New Look v Prada
  • Dior v New Look
  • Airbourne Footwear Kickers v New Look Retail Ltd
  • Karen Millen Ltd v New Look
  • Intermedium BV v New Look
  • River Island v New Look
  • Rocket Dog LLC USA v Shoe Zone Ltd
  • La Coste v Fila Italy
  • BB (UK) v Universal Gear FZCO
  • Prada SA v Next Retail Ltd
  • Crocs v Skechers USA Inc
  • Pentland Industries La Coste v Skechers USA Inc
  • Pentland Industries Kickers v Skechers USA Inc
  • Pauline Clifford Shoe v Skechers USA Inc
  • Diesel v Skechers USA Inc
  • Superga v Skechers USA Inc
  • Skechers USA Inc v Crocs USA
  • Isabella Morant Bekket Shoes v Skechers USA Inc
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp v Tom Romeo & Romeo & Juliette Inc
  • Gucci v Marks & Spencer Plc
  • RAS Kids Pom'd'api v Marks & Spencer
  • Gore (Gortex) v Geox Italy
  • Jacobson and Sons Ltd v Crocs USA Inc
  • Converse/Nike v Skechers USA Inc
  • Guccio Gucci Spa v Next Retail Ltd
  • Rothys Inc v Giesswein Walkwaren AG