In the never-ending battle against counterfeiters, Nike has won a small battle to shut down a number of fake sneaker websites.
According to IPPro The Internet, the company won a UDRP dispute at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre for 20 domain names selling fake sneakers.
The panel found that the offending domains had been registered and used in bad faith, and now, must be transferred to Nike.
Domains listed in the dispute include NikeAirMax97.com, ShopsNikeUKUutlet.com and Nike-Trademark.com, among others. Some of the domains already redirect to the official Nike.com site.
Though NIke won this specific dispute. It only scratches the surface in the fight against counterfeiting. According to a 2016 report by CNN, the shady business is worth as much as $461 billion worldwide.