OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists at the Otay Mesa port of entry seized more than 100,000 baseball caps and remote-controlled toy cars for intellectual property rights violations.
In mid-April, CBP officers processing trucks exporting goods out of the United States pulled aside a shipment of baseball caps, offloaded the cargo and presented a sample to a CBP import specialist for examination.
The import specialist determined that the many of the baseball caps violated several different trademarks for luxury clothing labels, cartoon characters, and sports teams, including the San Diego Padres. Some of the counterfeit caps sported U.S. military or law enforcement insignias. The baseball caps were of generally poor quality and lacked any licensing information, despite using the same logos as legitimate baseball caps.
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