Thursday , May 13 2021

Chinese police "forged Lego fake business of 30 million



The law against copyright infringement in China should not have fun with, took that gang of suspected forgers may have learned after its millions of yuan business of making a fake Lego was broken.

The raid took place in the coastal city of Shanghai on Tuesday with four suspects in custody, according to a media briefing published today in the city's official social media newspaper. In addition, more than 200 million yuan ($ 30 million) worth of assets, including products, products and packages, were seized.

The investigation into Tuesday's operation has been continuing since last October, when local law enforcement authorities first identified the sale of the alleged fake explosion, which bears "striking resemblance" to the Danish toy manufacturer's star product, the briefing said.

The suspects were found that repeated the design and manufacture of Lego began in 2015. The counterfeits allegedly became a market in 2016 under the brand "Lepin", where the Danish company secretary, but were priced only a tenth of how much real lego cost in China, An anonymous investigating officer says. Commodities were not only sold on China's e-commerce platforms, but also exported to Russia and Germany, according to the officer.

The patterns were allegedly used in the production of fake Lego toys. / Photograph taken by law enforcement and published by Shanghai and Fabo, Weibo official account of the municipal government.

The patterns were allegedly used in the production of fake Lego toys. / Photograph taken by law enforcement and published by Shanghai and Fabo, Weibo official account of the municipal government.

The investigation continues before the case goes to court. The suspects could face criminal prosecution if the court ruled that they violated the law against copyright infringement and profited from illegal profits.

The epidemic of fake brands in China has been stalled in recent years as the government put its feet down in protecting intellectual property.

On the same day the Shanghai government reported to the public about the case, four government agencies jointly launched the "net destruction 2019" campaign aimed at copyright infringement, especially "plagiarism of plagiarism" by the so-called "We Media" illegal accounts irregular activity of Photo agencies.

Initiated by the National Intellectual Property Administration, China's Cyberspace Administration, Ministry of Industry and Information and Technology Ministry of Public Security, the operation is set to run from late April to the end of October.

The top picture taken by the law enforcement and published by Shanghai and Fabo, Weibo official account of the municipal government. Unfinished puzzle products seized by the Shanghai police during the raid on Tuesday to the production site, the location of which is not specified.


Source link