CHINA: Cracks down on Crocs counterfeiters
Chinese authorities seized 128,752 pairs of counterfeit Crocs shoes
Eighteen people have been jailed for a total of more than 46 years after Chinese authorities seized 128,752 pairs of counterfeit Crocs shoes, worth CNY60m (US$9.6m), as part of recent investigations.
Some 17 individuals were convicted of producing and selling counterfeit Crocs goods, while two of them were also were convicted of offering bribes. Another was convicted on bribery charges in connection to producing counterfeit Crocs shoes. They will also face fines of CNY2.8m.
"If you attempt to produce or sell infringing Crocs products, we are going to find you and take definitive action to protect our intellectual property," said Dan Hart, chief legal and administrative officer for Crocs.
"The lengthy prison terms and heavy fines handed down in these cases show that Chinese authorities are very serious about assisting us to eradicate the production of counterfeit Crocs products in China, and so are we.
"We will not tolerate counterfeiters compromising our brand, and will continue to work with the authorities to hunt down and prosecute anyone who uses Crocs' name, design or other intellectual property without permission."
The cases were tried by the Shanghai Yangpu District Court and the Dongguan City No 1 District Court. Decisions were made between 13 March and 27 September.
During September, more than 600,000 pairs of counterfeit Crocs shoes were confiscated through factory raids and customs seizures in China - resulting in 35 criminal actions, mainly in Guangdong, Shanghai and Fujiang Province.
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