Adventures in Copyright: Steve Madden Takes On Burberry

A reader tipped us off about these Steve Madden booties' and the striking resemblance they bear to Burberry Prorsum's Shearling-lined aviator boots. The Steve Maddens are clearly a knock-off. The shape, placement of the buckles and platform seem directly copied from the original. And it's difficult to tell in this photo, but the Steve Maddens also appear to have some sort of shearling lining. Of course, the Burberrys, which retail on Net-a-Porter for $1,095 are much better-looking overall, but Steve Madden's $150 knock-offs really aren't so bad. What do you think?
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A reader tipped us off about these Steve Madden booties' and the striking resemblance they bear to Burberry Prorsum's Shearling-lined aviator boots. The Steve Maddens are clearly a knock-off. The shape, placement of the buckles and platform seem directly copied from the original. And it's difficult to tell in this photo, but the Steve Maddens also appear to have some sort of shearling lining. Of course, the Burberrys, which retail on Net-a-Porter for $1,095 are much better-looking overall, but Steve Madden's $150 knock-offs really aren't so bad. What do you think?
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A reader tipped us off about these Steve Madden booties' and the striking resemblance they bear to Burberry Prorsum's Shearling-lined aviator boots. The Steve Maddens are clearly a knock-off. The shape, placement of the buckles and platform seem directly copied from the original. And it's difficult to tell in this photo, but the Steve Maddens also appear to have some sort of shearling lining. Of course, the Burberrys, which retail on Net-a-Porter for $1,095 are much better-looking overall, but Steve Madden's $150 knock-offs really aren't so bad. What do you think?