Nike filed a lawsuit in July against Eastern Ports Customs Brokers, Inc. and various John Does, Jane Does and XYZ Companies for claiming trademark infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, importation of goods bearing infringing marks and violation of the tariff act.


Nike claims that the defendants filed fraudulent entry documents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which allowed for the importation of 20,320 pairs of counterfeit Nike footwear.  The entry documents falsely described and identified the import to contain ceramic tile.  The counterfeit footwear, valued at $688,586.00 was seized by Customs.


Among other relief, Nike seeks statutory damages in the amount of $2 Million per mark for each type of good in connection with which Defendant used counterfeits of Nike's 16 trademarks.           


SOURCE: US District Court - District of New Jersey