LONDON, ON, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - On Sunday, November 29th, 2009 members of the London RCMP Detachment attended Masonville Place Mall in London and seized counterfeit merchandise being sold contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.Items seized include sunglasses, jewelry, shawls, wallets and purses bearing various unlicensed commercial logos. Items involved in the seizure are alleged to be imitations of known brands such as Chanel, Coach, Dior and various other name brands.
A 36 year old resident of Pickering, Ontario faces charges for his alleged role in the sale and distribution of these counterfeit goods.
It is an offence in Canada to sell and distribute merchandise bearing unlicensed or unregistered trademarks without the permission of the trademark owner. Police will continue to be vigilant during the holiday season.
Anyone with information regarding the sale and /or manufacturing of counterfeit merchandise is asked to contact the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-265-4444.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: For further information: Cpl. Darren Morgan, Media Relations Officer, RCMP "O" Division, Office: (519) 645-4329 ext. 230, Cell: (519) 777-9035, Email: email@example.com