This morning, nearly 200 handbags and wallets counterfeiting the “Louis Vuitton” trademark, 12,500 faked labels of iZj yoghurt and 18 kilograms of O2 purified water labels have been destroyed by the Board for demolishment of administrative infringements o
These products were seized at 4 sites: Anh Dao Co., Ltd. (Cau Giay), Mrs Yen’s Shop (Hanoi Tower), Hao Anh Shop (Pham Ngoc Thach street), and An Duy Co., Ltd. (Nguyen Chi Thanh Road).
Mr Tran Minh Hung, the Chairman of the Board for demolishment of administrative infringements on industrial property said besides the number of leftover labels that had to be destroyed, more than 5,000 used labels must also be changed at the request of the authority.
Mr Hung also expressed: “Apart from infringements on trademark and industrial design, many different unfair competitive cases have occurred in the market. For example: although two products have two different registration numbers, their type-faces, details, colours or presentation on their labels are identical, most commonly in the case of confectionery and pharmaceutical products. However, penalties on these infringements have not yet been implemented. The authority has only warned the enterprises off continuing their infringements”.
Mr Hung said that the Ministry of Science and Technology has been drafting the amended Decree on settlement of infringements on industrial designs, in which more suitable penalty forms for the infringement cases will be adopted.