Fashion Law: 900,000 Counterfeit Sunglasses Seized by Thai Police
It already seems that 2016 will be the year of combating counterfeit goods. Piggy backing off of numerous other bits of counterfeit news intelligence this year comes a raid from across the globe.
Thailand police have arrested two Chinese nationals accused of making fake sunglasses and seized over 900,000 counterfeit name-brand sunglasses. Some of the famous brands copied included Ray Ban, Oakley, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
The raid conducted in late February also produced fake stamps, stickers and labels that were found to be in conjunction with the counterfeiting operation. Thailand police explained that the confiscated sunglasses were imported from China (either as whole or as parts) and had tags or stickers applied in Bangkok in an effort to help legitimize the products brand.
One of the suspects arrested, Hong Jee Zu, is no stranger to counterfeit production and has been convicted of similar offenses before.
Thailand’s Intellectual Property Office took part in the raid and has been increasing its activities as Thailand seeks to be removed from a US watch list of countries where IP violations are most severe. Thailand happens to be a major producer and market for counterfeit goods.by