The Chinese police has a multi-million fraud with fake Lego bricks exposed. There are approximately 630 to be to ensure'000 kits to the value of 200 million Yuan, i.e. around 30 million Swiss francs, said the Shanghai city government on Sunday.
In raids in three warehouses have ensured the police in the southern Chinese cities of Shantou and Shenzhen, more than ten production machines and over 90 Molds.
The plagiarism to the detriment of the Danish toy manufacturer had been sold under the similar-looking Logo, "Lepin" for a tenth of the price of real Lego bricks, it was said. On the packs of the STAR WNRS" or "STAR PLAN" instead of the original movie title "Star Wars"", to see photos of the seized goods is. Four members of the counterfeiting ring were arrested.
pressure from the United States
The public effective blow against the piracy took place half a year after investigators had discovered on the market is the toy bricks, the Lego-Original "extremely similar", as the city government announced. The Lego representative for China and Asia, Robin Smith, told the Xinhua news Agency, such forgeries would only have a strong impact on companies such as Lego , but also a safety risk.
Under intense pressure from the United States in the ongoing negotiations on an end to the trade war between the two biggest economies, Beijing has repeatedly announced a clampdown on piracy. On Friday pledged China's state and party chief Xi Jinping at the summit for the Initiative for a "New silk road" with the Expansion of trade due to a better protection of intellectual property rights. (nag/sda)
Created: 28.04.2019, 11:53 PM