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In Primorye, customs seized a large batch of counterfeit instruments

In Primorye, customs seized a large batch of counterfeit instruments
Photo: press service of DVTU

The Vladivostok customs did not pass the tool kits marked with the SATA trademark. The copyright holder estimated the damage at more than 600 thousand rubles.

According to the press service of the DVTU, the Russian importer has submitted an application for the import of tools through the electronic declaration center. While inspecting the container, the inspectors found the inscription "SATAСR-V" on the packages with the keys, and the lettering was almost identical to that used by the world brand "SATA". However, the permission of the copyright holder - Apex Brand Inc. - the importer did not have a trademark to use.

According to Alexander Kim, head of the customs inspection department of the Vladivostok Seaport customs post, a request was sent to the representative of the copyright holder, to which he replied with a letter stating that the brand owner saw signs of counterfeit. The copyright holder estimated the alleged damage at 661 thousand rubles.

3 counterfeit tool kits were seized, an administrative case was initiated against the importer for illegal use of the trademark

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