Counterfeits – 2nd quarter of 2015

(Interim report of 2nd quarter of 2015)

(Prague, September 18, 2015) Inspections focused on violations of intellectual property rights were carried out in all types of workplaces, i.e. ordinary shops, stalls as well as e-shops, in the 2nd quarter of 2015. In almost fifth of 600 cases CTIA inspectors collected counterfeits, i.e. products infringing certain rights of owners of intellectual property. However, there were more flaws detected, namely within three thirds of all inspections. “As regards brands, rights of owners of the brands Burberry and Nike were most frequently breached. Almost half of collected products consisted of fakes of textile goods. More than 5 pieces of counterfeits were collected and stored out of reach of inspected persons. If these products were sold, the damage to owners of intellectual property rights would reach up to more than 13 million CZK. Besides collection of goods, in total 449 fines amounting to almost 3 million CZK were imposed for detected breaches of obligations. With regard to the high ratio of findings, inspections continue with the same intensity. Better cooperation with operators of marketplaces could help reduce the number of these delicts while marketplaces being the most frequent places for counterfeits offers, sold and stored,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

 

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