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OpSec News Round-Up: 9/16/2011

Posted by admin on Sep 16, 2011 10:14:38 AM

RCMP seize $500,000 in fake goods from Portage Place store


RCMP say they’ve seized half a million dollars in counterfeit merchandise from a downtown Winnipeg store.

According to RCMP, that investigators from the federal enforcement section executed a search warrant at a store in Portage Place Mall on Wednesday. There, officers seized about $500,000 of counterfeit goods, including clothing and accessories.

For full article, please visit Winnipeg Free Press

Fake NY Apple stores told to surrender faux goods


Two privately owned stores in Queens, N.Y., accused of peddling unauthorized Apple accessories have agreed to surrender any fake Apple products in their inventories, according to a proposed settlement registered today in federal court in Brooklyn.

The settlement, if approved, would resolve a trademark-infringement lawsuit filed in July against defendants including Apple Story Inc and FunZone Inc, two shops in the Chinatown section of Flushing, Queens. The shops--which sell cases, headsets, and other accessories for Apple products--still say they haven't violated any Apple trademarks.
For full article, please visit cnet News

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to trafficking in counterfeit professional sports apparel


PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to trafficking in counterfeit professional sports apparel and accessory items. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Robert E. Fairman, 48, of Glenolden, Pa., was indicted on June 30, 2011. The investigation revealed he was in possession of over 2,200 counterfeit sports apparel and accessory items valued at more than $500,000 based upon the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP).

For full article, please visit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Intellectual Property, In the Headlines