About 2,000 pairs of trousers bearing counterfeit Lycra hangtags were destroyed after being seized by Polish customs officials.

The trousers, originating from China and which did not contain any Lycra, were destroyed following investigations by Lycra brand owner Invista.

The customs officials seized the trousers in Gliwicie and informed Invista, prompting an investigation by the US company.

“Trademark infringement is taken very seriously at Invista and we will continue to take action against illegal production, distribution, trading and importing or exporting of counterfeit goods,” said Max Wiesendanger, executive vice president for Invista’s apparel business, Western regions (Americas and Europe).

The importer of the bogus apparel agreed to its destruction and paid a fine, also agreeing not to infringe Invista’s intellectual property rights in the future.