|Inspection unit's officials destroying counterfeit products. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Inspectors of the Science and Technology Ministry and the Police Department for economic management today destroyed more than 1,200 industrial products which violated the registered brand of a foreign company.
The counterfeit products included several kinds of fashion products such as handbags, wallets, and shoes, which imitated the design of Singaporean brands like Charles & Keith, and Pedro, which are protected in Viet Nam.
The inspectors seized all these products under the regulations of violation on Intellectual Property Rights of the science ministry.
The inspections units have discovered 40 cases of violation so far this year mainly in invention, industrial designs, trademarks, and trade names with total administration fines of over VND1.6 billion (US$76,000). — VNS