Senior.United States District
This case arises out
shoes allegedly bearing Nike, Inc.trademarksatthe port
Newark, NJ by U.S.Customsand Border Protection (the "PrimaryEntry"). Theshoeswere imported under the name HTT International, Inc. ("HTT"). PlaintiffNike, Inc. ("Nike") initially brought claims againstseveralcorporations and individuals involvedin the customs and shipping businesses for trademarkcounterfeiting,trademark infringement,false designation
origin, trademark dilution,importation
goods bearing infringing marks,and violation
the Tariff Act. These defendants included U-Freight,Inc. ("U-Freight"), afreight forwarding and warehouse logistics company that provided comprehensive transportationservices for
including clearing goodsthroughcustoms; Steve Kwai Au a/kJa Tony Aua/kJa
Tony Kaua/kJaSteve K Au("Au"),a U-Freight employee who coordinated freight forwarding
shipmentsfromChina;Cathy ChiuLamCHB Inc. d/b/aAsian Jade Customs
sian Jade"),acustomsbroker; andCathyChiu Lam, theowner
the defendants except Au have eithersettledwith, or been voluntarily dismissedby,Nike.
Voluntary Dismissal, Doc. Entry 36, Aug. 23,
(voluntarilydismissing defendant U-Freight
America, Inc.);Order DismissingCase,Doc. Entry
Oct.18,2011(settlingcase with defendants CathyChiuLam CHB Inc. d/b/a Asian Jade Customs
Brokerage and Cathy Chiu Lam).Thesedefendants have since provided sworn deposition
testimony that implicatesAu asthe orchestrator
the counterfeit shoe importation.
Pl.'s 56.1 Statement, Doc. Entry 118,Jan.
,2012.For the reasons setforthbelow, plaintiffs motion for summary judgment against Au isdenied.2