LONDON, ON, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday January 12th, 2012 the London Detachment Rural Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police seized hundreds of counterfeit cellular phone covers with an
estimated value of $15,000 from a London Business at a local shopping
centre. The cellular phone covers were bearing various unlicensed
commercial logos including Coach, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Blackberry
and Apple (iPhone).
The vendor was served with a Counterfeit Product Notice.
A Counterfeit Product Notice is a written warning, in lieu of criminal
charges, which serves to educate merchants in regards to offences
associated with selling counterfeit products. In the future, if the
vendor is found selling counterfeit items, he or she could face charges
under the Copyright Act and the Criminal Code.
It is an offence in Canada to sell and distribute merchandise bearing
unlicensed or unregistered trademarks without the permission of the
The RCMP is committed to eliminating this type of criminal activity
through education and enforcement. The Proliferation of counterfeit
goods and the profit derived from the sale of illegitimate products
directly benefits organized crime groups.
If anyone has any information in regards to the manufacturing, shipping
or distribution of counterfeit products, please contact Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or the London RCMP Detachment at 519-645-4329.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Cpl. Darren Morgan
Media Relation Officer
RCMP "O" Division
Office: (519) 645-4329 ext. 248
Cell: (519) 777-9035