Consumers pays original products, but get counterfeits

(Praha, July 10, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly inspects whether there are products in the domestic market that infringe certain intellectual property rights. In the first quarter of 2019, it carried out 433 inspections and found non-compliance with this provision in 21% of cases. This is 10% less than for the same period of 2018. In terms of product range in the first quarter of this year, most intellectual property rights were infringed in clothing, textile products, audio-video products and footwear. For the collected products, the highest volumes were registered for the trademarks Crocs, Tangle Teezer, Tommy Hilfiger, Lego, and Gucci. “The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carries out these inspections not only on the basis of its own knowledge, but also on the basis of consumer submissions and submissions of intellectual property rights owners. Given that demand and supply in the area of counterfeited goods continues, the CTIA will consistently continue these inspections,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

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