Brooks Sports Inc. disclosed that it intercepted more than 700 pairs of counterfeit shoes earlier this year before Australian retailer Paul's warehouse could sell them.
As part of the settlement, the collective Paul’s companies agreed to only buy Brooks footwear and apparel from authorized factories and distribution partners.
“The authenticity of the Brooks brand is the most important asset of our company and we are committed to protecting it across the globe, under all circumstances,” Bohan added.
Brooks is a leading running company that designs and markets a line of performance footwear, apparel, and accessories in more than 60 countries worldwide. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Brooks was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Wash., near Seattle. The company’s mission is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther, and faster. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information, and follow frequent brand updates on Twitter (@brooksrunning) and Facebook (brooksrunning).