The damage to several dozen million crowns would cause trademark owners to make forgery goods that customs officials in Prague have captured on the Sapa market in Libuše in Prague. They found tens of thousands of clothes, watches, bags, shoes, sunglasses and wallets that were unlawfully marked with protected logos. Spokesman Miroslav Pokštefl said today on the website of the Prague customs office.
False on the SAPA market. Picture: Customs administration of the Czech Republic
Customs officials from the Sapa market, where mainly Vietnamese merchants operate, have checked this morning. "Goods infringing intellectual property rights were found behind the secret door of the point of sale, which the seller defeated and offered counterfeit customers to offer counterfeits," said the spokesperson. Counterfeit goods are trademarks of Adidas, Nike, Calvin Klein, Camel, Gucci, Michael Kors and Guess.
In the event that fake sellers do not display, but offer in secret, customs officers often meet. "After a closer examination of this place, they find secret boxes, double walls or secret doors in which false merchants (buyers) are hidden" – the spokesman added.
In addition to textile dealers, Sapa has repeatedly encountered problems with authorities, including grocery stores and restaurants. Today, the Czech Office for Agricultural and Food Inspection said that during a joint inspection with policemen in Sapa, he revealed several food transport vehicles and one store that did not meet the basic requirements of hygiene regulations. In the shop and cars, the inspectors found rodents and food without a proof of origin, in cars, and thawed frozen food.