Just before Christmas, the Court ruled in favour of Converse in an interim prohibitory injunction case against Coop Danmark A/S. Accura represented the world-renowned shoe giant before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court.
The battle in Court arose from a case before the Danish Eastern High Court in which the court established in a judgment of 30 June 2016 that Coop had infringed Converse’s trademark rights by selling approx. 100,000 pairs of shoes which the British company MSK earlier sold to Coop through Danish wholesalers.
In connection with this judgment, a seized stock consisting of approx. 15,000 pairs of shoes was released and, since then, Coop and Converse have been unable to reach an agreement as to what is to happen with the shoes which have been seized since 2012.
Coop intended to sell the remaining shoes outside the EU or return them to the original distributor in England. Converse then made a request to the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court for an interim prohibitory injunction against the sale, marketing, return or giving away of these shoes in all of the EU. This request was granted just before Christmas and, in addition, Coop must pay costs to Converse in the amount of DKK 30,300. In return, Converse has provided a security of DKK 2.5m for the shoes.
Read the entire judgment from the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court here (only in Danish).
Christina Type Jardorf conducted the case for the American company Converse.