Law 360 Reports on Nike Trademark Win For the Importation of Counterfeit Shoes
Law 360 (subscription required) reported that a New Jersey federal judge granted Nike’s motions for summary judgment on its lawsuit against several shipping companies who helped transport thousands of counterfeit shoes from China into the United States. The court granted summary judgment on all Nike’s claims against two affiliated companies, City Ocean International Inc. and City Ocean Logistics Ltd., ruling that whether defendants knew the shipments contained counterfeits was not relevant to being held liable under the Lanham and Tariff Acts. The court also ordered Eastern Ports Customs Brokers Inc. to pay $240,000 in statutory damages in response to Nike’s motion for a default judgment, and held that Nike had stated legitimate claims against Eastern Ports Customs Brokers Inc. who actively participated in the importation and transportation of the counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Customs.
Olshan counsel Safia Anand served as co-counsel to Nike Inc. in this action.