Importing cheap Lacoste T-shirts … from China

Hang Dao Trading, Service & Fashion shop has imported counterfeit Lacoste T-shirts from China into Vietnam. These kinds of T-shirt were sold at the price of 130,000 VN dong/T-shirt – 150,000 VN dong/T-shirt whereas the price of the genuine one is 1.5 million VN dong/T-shirt – 1.6 million VN Save dong/T-shirt.

On 16 September, Inspectorate from Ministry of Science and Technology and PC15 – Hanoi Public Security proceeded with removing infringing elements on over one thousand T-shirts bearing the mark “Lacoste” and “crocodile devices” that the coordinating authority detected and seized from the market.

Formerly, based on the infringement handling application of authority went on a sudden inspection tour in two shops of Hang Dao Trading Service & Fashion shop.

At the shop located in 13 Hang Ngang street, the coordinating authority found that 1,000 T-shirts were displayed for sales; and at the shop located in 102 Hang Dao Street, the coordinating authority found that 73 T-shirts which are counterfeit goods bearing the mark “Lacoste” and “crocodile devices” of LACOSTE S.A Company (Republic of France) were displayed for sales. The total value of the seized counterfeit products was estimated at more than 40 million VN dong.

These products were originated from China. After importing into Vietnam, these kinds of T-shirt were sold at the price of 130,000 VN dong/T-shirt – 150,000 VN dong/T-shirt whereas the price of the genuine one is at 1.5 million VN dong/T-shirt – 1.6 million VN dong/T-shirt (that is only equal to 10 of the genuine one)

Along with the decision on confiscating the above whole goods and removing all infringing elements, the functional authority made a decision on administrative penalty of 183,360,000 VN dong towards Hang Dao Trading Service & Fashion shop.

As known, this is the second time the functional authority has proceeded with sweeping out counterfeit Lacoste goods in the area of Hanoi City in 2008.
Hoan Kiem District is discovered to be the area where the most counterfeit and imitation goods are sold.

 

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