Batch Of Counterfeit Toys Stopped By Customs

Created on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 00:05

A batch of imported goods, including more than five thousands of plastic kittens and tablet computers marked with “My Talking Tom” logo was detained by Siberian Customs Department, when it was found that the owner of “Talking Tom Cat” trademark, Outfit7 Ltd. company from Cyprus, never gave any consent for its use in relation to the goods in question. An administrative offense case was opened based on article 14.10 of the Administrative offenses Code (Illegal Use of a Trademark).

More than 43 thousands units of counterfeit goods have been already detained in 2014 by Novosibirsk Customs office alone—mostly toys, garments and automotive goods like windscreens and aromatizers. Counterfeit goods are generally made from low-grade materials and tend to have inferior quality, their packages also bear illiterate inscriptions.