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Sporttrading Holland Still Battling Converse in Dutch Courts Over Footwear Seizures

Sporttrading Holland’s nine-year legal battle with Converse and the Dutch importer Kesbo BV soldiers on.
The U.S. sneaker giant and Kesbo accused Sporttrading Holland of trading fake Converse All-Stars and the Dutch company’s entire stock — about 200,000 units — was seized. At that time, the Dutch company had about $40 million euros in annual sales, according to Ron Jansen, who leads the company.
In 2010, Sporttrading Holding filed for bankruptcy, and was later relaunched using the same name. Sporttrading Holland now shares offices with Ferro Footwear in Drunen in the Netherlands. The business is part of $120 million RNF Holding, the worldwide owner of the Mexx brand, and other labels.
On July 20 the Breda Court in the Netherlands ruled in favor of Sporttrading Holland and ordered the return of the 200,000 units of Converse merchandise. The ruling also opened the door for the company to seek compensation, which Jansen ballparked at “tens of millions.” But after Converse filed an appeal through another court, a second judge deemed the first decision “a mistake” and ordered a new seizure on July 23, Jansen said. “The judge was a little bit fooled,” he said. “It’s the holiday period now for the next month so

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