Fakes from Czech marketplaces more often end in CTIA storages

(Brno/Ústí nad Labem, October 27, 2014) Violations of certain intellectual property rights by vendors who sell counterfeits of trademarks and patterns, including illegal copies of audio and video carriers, remain a special thing for marketplaces in border regions. This was confirmed by results of an inspection action carried out by CTIA inspectors from Ústí nad Labem and Brno in North Bohemian Hřensko as well as in South Moravian Hatě several days ago. Within these two inspection actions only the inspectors collected almost 500 pieces of produc...

Inspection of fuels in September

(Results of monitoring of fuel quality in September 2014) (Prague, October 23, 2014) In September, CTIA continued in monitoring of the market with fuels and carried out inspections of collected samples of motor fuels. 7 of 262 collected samples failed quality requirements, including 4 diesel fuels and 3 LPG samples. Three samples of diesel fuel failed requirements of applicable technical standard concerning flash point and one sample failed several parameters. Three noncompliant samples of LPG for engine contained excessive amount of sulphur. N...

Playpens aren’t always dangerous

(Prague, October 20, 2014) Within monitoring of offer of products intended for child-care products, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected that there is a products that poses serious risk to small children. It is a children’s playpen composed of six parts. Its purpose is to prevent children from leaving the safe space inside the playpen. The product is equipped with a gate in which a cutting space occurs where a child can clash its fingers within accidental manipulation. CTIA ordered withdrawal of the product from the market and prepares...

Unfair vendors at summer and autumn Flora Olomouc

(October 20, 2014, Ostrava) Both the summer and the autumn phases of the international gardening fair FLORA OLOMOUC attracted record number of both laic and professional fans of gardening, flowers, and decorative plants. Besides admiring exhibition of stalls with flowers and other items as well as news from the respective field visitors could purchase tools for gardeners as well as various souvenirs and presents offered by sellers in stalls with refreshments, textile goods as well as other products. Inspectors of the CTIA were present at the bo...

Fakes for 23 mil. at SAPA marketplace

(October 17, 2014, Prague) This year’s largest number of collected counterfeits were transported by CTIA inspectors from Prague SAPA marketplace in late Wednesday evening. They took in total 4,092 pieces of products whose value calculated in the prices of originals would amount to almost 23 million CZK. This was a result of an inspection within which 6 inspectors had to call other three colleagues to be able to manage to inspect and file all counterfeits that they discovered in one particular stall. The products were illegally labelled with 10 ...

CTIA inspected at Golden Helmet and Velká Pardubická

(Hradec Králové, October 16, 2014) Start of October is traditionally tightly connected with two international sport events in Pardubice – Golden Helmet and Velká Pardubická with Česká pojišťovna. CTIA inspectors were present at both events and inspected stalls that offered refreshments. They selected 11 stalls and detected shortcomings in 8 cases. They imposed three on-the-spot fines. Administrative proceedings will start with the other five inspected persons. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

iPhones sold as paralyzers at marketplaces

(Pilsen, October 14, 2014) Repeated inspections of border marketplaces is a usual practice of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority which collects counterfeits of goods whose value calculated in prices of originals exceeds millions of Czech crowns. All this money is a loss to owners of branded trademarks. But things were a little bit wilder than usually within the last inspection at marketplaces in Western Bohemia where 3,000 pieces of fakes amounting in total to 19 million of CZK were detected, including 25 counterfeits of iPhone designed mobil...

Inflatable toys without marking and warnings in Czech

(Final report – 2014)(Prague, October 9, 2014) In the period when demand for inflatable water toys is at its peak an inspection action of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority was carried out focusing on these products. Despite continuous repeated inspections inspectors detected that anonymous toys and toys without CE marking are still offered in the market. They also discovered that offered water toys are not labelled with warnings or alerts about why a particular toy is not suitable for children of particular age or that such information is pr...

Don’t underestimate prevention!

(Prague, October 8, 2014) Stricter laws, frequent inspections and high fines imposed for violations of legal regulations are not the only means eliminating unfair commercial practices. Consumers should know their rights, how to use them and how to defend against illegal conducts of sellers. A series of information lectures and seminars organized by municipality offices not only for seniors shall contribute to such consumer literacy. Experienced officers of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority will share their knowledge from inspection activitie...

CTIA inspectors inspect cycle routes on bikes in Eastern Bohemia

(Hradec Králové, October 6, 2014) The East Bohemian Region has been increasingly attractive for more and more tourists as it offers many possibilities for recreation, sport and cultural events as well as sightseeing tours. One of the reasons of increased tourism is wide network of cycle paths and cycle routes. CTIA inspectors from East Bohemia inspected whether services offered to users of cycle routes are in compliance with obligations stipulated in legal regulations. Inspectors carried out the inspections on bikes and detected shortcomings co...
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