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OpSec News Round-Up 8/23/2011

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 4:22:45 AM
Police Search Shops for Fake Brands


OCEAN CITY -- Several law enforcement agencies collaborated in searching multiple businesses in town suspected of dealing counterfeit goods.

The Homeland Security Investigations division of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement led the operation, according to ICE Spokesman Ross Feinstein. The Ocean City Police Department, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Natural Resources Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the FBI also participated in the operation, according to Feinstein. Police search and seizure warrants underpinned the raids.

For full story, please visit The Daily Times.

2 Million Fakes Seized on Italy's Beaches


Rome - Two million counterfeit items including fake luxury handbags, imitation designer sunglasses and snazzy swimwear were seized in June and July from Italy's beaches, financial police said on Friday.
"In June and July alone, two million counterfeit objects were seized on Italian beaches and in seaside towns," the police said in a statement, adding that 333 people had been charged in a crackdown on forgery.

To read more, please visit News 24.

Apple Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Counterfeiters


Last month, an American blogger living in China discovered a string of fake Apple stores in her hometown. Now the counterfeiting trend has popped up stateside, and Apple has wasted no time in cracking down on it.

According to documents unsealed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court, Apple filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against two stores selling knockoffs of its products in Flushing, Queens. Both stores—Apple Story and Fun Zone — are owned by New York resident Janie Po Chiang, who is named as a co-defendant in the suit.

To read full coverage on this story, please visit AdWeek.

NBI Sues Businessmen for Selling Fake Car Parts


CHARGES were filed in court yesterday against two businessmen who allegedly sold counterfeit automative parts.

Alberto Yu, owner of Diamond Auto Supply in downtown Cebu City; and Benjamin Sy, owner of New Dynamic Automotive Supply, will be facing trial on accusations of violating Republic Act 8293 or theIntellectual Property Code of the Philippines.

For full story, please visit Inquirer News.

Importers of Fake Goods Warned


that import fake goods into the Kingdom, similar to the measures against firms falling under the Arab economic boycott of Israel, said a source at the department.
It also warned it will crack down on customs clearance offices who provide incorrect information and customs inspectors who accept such data without recording the names of the companies importing fake items. There will be particularly harsh penalties for repeat offenders, according to a report in Al-Hayat Arabic daily.Click here to find out more!

Read more at The Saudi Gazette.

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