DSI seized about 20,000 trademark infringed merchandises of foreign major football clubs

published: 3/5/2567 18:13:01 updated: 16/5/2567 14:49:44 415 views   TH
 

DSI seized about 20,000 trademark infringed merchandises of foreign major football clubs




          On 2 May 2024, under the supervision of Pol.Maj. Yutthana Praedam, Deputy Director-General, Acting Director-General of the DSI, Pol.Lt.Col. Phayao Thongsen, Deputy Director General, assigned Pol.Capt. Polson Terdsanguan, Director of the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau, Pol.Lt.Col. Yuthana Tangkoblap, Deputy Director of the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau, Mr. Sakda Pipatthamakul, Head of the Intellectual Property Crime Division 3 , along with officials from the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau and the Special Operations Bureau, to execute search warrants issued by the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court at 3 locations used for storage and sale of sportwear infringing trademarks of foreign major football clubs, in Maha Sawat Subdistrict, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Province and Bang Rak Phattana Subdistrict, Bang Bua Thong District, Nonthaburi Province. The searches were observed by the representatives of the injured party.

          At 2 of the 3 locations searched, the team discovered around 20,000 pieces of sportwear infringing trademarks of foreign major football clubs, namely, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and trademarks of Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc., which potentially violate the Trademark Act, B.E 2534 (1991) and its amendments. The DSI officials seized the said merchandise and handed over to the special case inquiry officials of the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau for inspection and as exhibit in the procedures under the Special Case Investigation Act, B.E. 2547 (2004) and its amendments. This operation derived from the investigation case no. 1/2567, the case of potential special case of Intellectual property infringement, handled by the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau.

          The Department of Special Investigation has been actively working to prevent and suppress intellectual property infringements, aiming to improve Thailand's ranking in the enforcement of intellectual property rights and to support the economic system. Intellectual property infringements not only violate the rights of the property owners but also harm the country's economy. Pol.Maj. Yutthana Praedam, Deputy Director-General, Acting Director-General of the DSI has ordered the Intellectual Property Crime Bureau to continuously work on such cases and the DSI urges public cooperation in reporting any intellectual property infringements or customs law violations by contacting the Department of Special Investigation at 1202 (toll-free nationwide).





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