Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CBP Seizes Counterfeit World Cup Apparel in Puerto Rico

Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") San Juan Field Operations officers seized a consignment of counterfeit soccer team delegation uniforms. The shipment arriving from Hong Kong to the San Juan Air Cargo facility, contained boxes of soccer t-shirts and shorts that were destined to an address in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Further inspection revealed that the uniforms of the fake Brazilian, Italian and Argentinian national teams violated the Intellectual Property Rights ("IPRs") of Puma, Adidas and Nike.

During FY 2013, CBP field operations conducted more than 164 seizures related to IPR violations, with a domestic value of approximately $1.9 million.

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