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Judge Orders StockX to Reveal Information Regarding Counterfeit Sellers

A critical turn has emerged in the ongoing lawsuit between Nike and StockX. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has mandated StockX to disclose details concerning users who successfully sold counterfeit Nike sneakers on their platform.

The pivotal moment in this legal drama can be traced back to a buyer, later identified as Roy Kim. Kim procured 38 pairs of Air Jordan 1s from StockX in the spring of 2022, which Nike subsequently validated as counterfeit. This incident spurred Nike to request further details about the sellers of the fake sneakers and the mechanisms StockX implemented to authenticate such products.

Earlier this year, a separate judicial order already compelled StockX to shed light on its authentication procedures. However, in a more recent directive from August 11, Judge Netburn expanded the scope, pressing StockX to provide a comprehensive profile of the sellers in question, specifically regarding their sales records.

StockX's battle in court with Nike began in early 2022 when The Swoosh accused the resale platform of leveraging its trademarked logos and products in its Vault NFT. As the year progressed, the charges widened, alleging StockX's involvement in the deliberate sale of counterfeit items and potentially misrepresenting its authentication services.

Although the case is still in progress, its outcomes could significantly influence StockX’s industry stature and possibly reshape the resale market's overall security framework.

The recent judicial document reveals that while StockX contested the timing of Nike's requests, the court found merit in Nike's diligence throughout the case's discovery phase. Judge Netburn also recognized the direct relevance of Nike's demands to the allegations, emphasizing their significance in the broader legal context.

While the trial date remains undecided, a crucial pre-trial expert discovery deadline has been set for September 7. The case's events promise a precedent-setting outcome for the sneaker resale industry.

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