• Did News of the Nike Theft Ring Taint PE Collecting?

Did News of the Nike Theft Ring Taint PE Collecting?

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words // Brandon Richard In a way, today's sneaker game can be compared to Major League Baseball's infamous 'steroid era.' It's extremely exciting and everybody is putting up big numbers, but we know there's a few people who aren't playing fair. In recent years, we've seen 'grey market' early releases blur the line between legit and counterfeit, resulting in the over-saturation of the marketplace with sneakers that have not been authorized by Nike. Now we're seeing a similar situation developing in another area of the hobby — PE collecting. In a story that initially broke on April 17, the Oregonian is reporting that Nike employee Tung. W Ho, former Nike employee Kyle Yamaguchi and buyer Jason Michael Keating were part of a ring that involved ordering sample sneakers on behalf of Nike, stealing them from Nike's campus once they arrived and selling them to collectors at heavily marked up prices. The latest development notes that Nike is suing these three individuals, in addition to Yamaguchi's wife Shu-Chu and Ho's girlfriend and former employee Denise W.C. Yee, citingtrademark infringement, fraud and breach of contract among several allegations. As of now, only Keating has...
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