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General Assembly of the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry

FESI Elects Puma General Counsel Intellectual Property Neil Narriman as President

A Puma manager succeeds outgoing Adidas man Frank A. Dassler: The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has elected Neil Narriman as its new president. It is intended to represent the interests of industry in digitisation and in the fight against counterfeit products.

Bereits seit Anfang der 1960er Jahre vertritt die FESI die Interessen der europäischen Sportartikelindustrie.
FESI represents the interests of the European sporting goods industry in politics and society.

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has elected Neil Narriman as its new President. The General Counsel of Intellectual Property at Puma was elected for a three-year term at the FESI Annual General Assembly in Brussels, succeeding Frank A. Dassler, who left Adidas in 2018 to retire.

“I am very honored and proud to have been chosen by the members of our General Assembly as the new President of FESI”, declared Neil Narriman. “I would also like to congratulate and thank my predecessor Frank A. Dassler for all the work he has done over the past years and I hope to be up to the major projects that lie ahead of us in the future”, he added.

Narriman Promises Fight Against Counterfeiting

As the new President, one of his key tasks will be to achieve the FESI's objectives for the next three years, including promoting free, fair and sustainable trade between the EU and its main trading partners and creating an appropriate legal framework for digital change in Europe.

As General Counsel Intellectual Property at Puma, I’m also committed to continue working towards a more effective fight against counterfeiting, a scourge that threatens consumers, jobs, the environment and costs our industry in Europe €300 million each year. In this regard, future discussions on the Digital Services Act will be crucial and I am confident that our team in Brussels will ensure that our sector remains a key part of the debate”, he declared.
 

FESI Digital Conference in Brussels

The central issue of digitalization was addressed immediately after the election at a conference organised by FESI on the digital transformation of sports enterprises.

As General Counsel Intellectual Property at Puma, I’m also committed to continue working towards a more effective fight against counterfeiting, a scourge that threatens consumers, jobs, the environment and costs our industry in Europe €300 million each year. In this regard, future discussions on the Digital Services Act will be crucial and I am confident that our team in Brussels will ensure that our sector remains a key part of the debate”, he declared.

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