Thursday, 12 June 2014

Mexico: (fake) Brazuca in transit....

Source IMPI.
The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) reports the recent confiscation of 3,999 fake football balls -- with Brazuca's design (the official ball FIFA World Cup 2014 registered to Adidas AG).

The balls are retained in a container in the office of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. The balls final destination was Guatemala (addressed to the company Kingstar Inc.). At the request of the IP owners (through IMPI), the Mexican customs retained the balls. IMPI reports that in addition to this, the office in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán still hold two containers with 16,798 fake Brazuca balls also intended to the country of Guatemala.

Article 199 bis Fracción V of the Mexican Industrial Property law, together with Art 234 – 235 of the Federal Law of  Copyrights, and Art 148-149 Customs Act provide for the suspension of the free movement of goods of foreign origin.


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