(Continuous report for the 2nd quarter of 2016)
(Prague, November 4, 2016) In the 2nd quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority found violations of intellectual property rights in 112 cases which was almost by 10% more than in the first quarter. Inspectors collected in total 9,374 pieces of counterfeits in the value amounting to more than CZK 122 million when calculated in the prices of originals. Mostly textile, footwear, watches, and toys were detected. Manufacturers of counterfeits mainly focused on the trademarks Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Minions. „Besides the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, other state administration bodies participated in the inspections focused on compliance with intellectual property rights. Namely it was the Police of the Czech Republic, customs administration, trade licensing offices, and the Alien Police. With regard to the fact that authorizations of these institutions support one another, joint inspections are more effective and contribute to uncovering counterfeited goods within sale, but also their storage and distribution,” said the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority Mojmír Bezecný.
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