In what has to be one of the most random pieces of news to cross the CarAdvice desk in sometime, Porsche, manufacturer of one of the world’s most beautiful cars, is battling with Crocs, manufacturer of the world’s ugliest shoe, over use of the Cayman name for one of its plastic footwear offerings.
Porsche claims that Crocs’ use of the Cayman name infringes on the manufacturer’s entry-level hardtop sports car.
Crocs received an unpleasant cease and desist letter from Porsche in May.
The letter asked Crocs to stop using the Cayman name and also said that Porsche wants the shoe company to reimburse it for any legal costs incurred in sending the notice.
“The company intends to vigorously defend itself against these claims,” Crocs said in a statement.
A more formal injunction was filed in Germany on July 30.