One million pieces of rapid-fill water balloon product stopped at the Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.
The product was imported by Koopman International Limited, and is detained under Dutch anti-piracy laws on the basis that it is alleged to infringe upon Zuru’s intellectual property protection for the Zuru Bunch O Balloons product.
The Koopman product is an imitation of Zuru’s Bunch O Balloons. Bunch O Balloons won the 2016 Nuremberg Toy Award in the School Kids category, and has enjoyed commercial success in the Netherlands and other European countries.
Zuru, with the assistance of a number of authorised distributors in Europe, is dedicated to keeping counterfeit product out of Europe, monitoring and stopping counterfeits at the border, and enforcing its intellectual property rights through the courts.