Destroyed a shipment of fake Levi's brand clothes worth 1.5 million USD

Destroyed a shipment of fake Levi's brand clothes worth 1.5 million USD

Destroyed a shipment of fake Levi's brand clothes worth 1.5 million USD

Authorities destroyed a shipment of counterfeit Levi's brand clothes worth 1.5 million USD in Le Minh Xuan industrial park, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City.

The authorities took the shipment for destruction.

On June 9, 2017, the Civil Judgment Enforcement Department of Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with relevant professional units in Ho Chi Minh City destroyed a shipment of high-end fashion jeans counterfeiting the famous Levi's brand with a total of worth 1.5 million USD (about 33 billion VND) in Le Minh Xuan industrial park, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City.

Accordingly, in mid-November 2013, Thoi An Ward Police, District 12 in coordination with market management team 12B (QLTT) discovered Gia Dao Production - Trading One Member LLC located on TA 16 Street, Thoi An Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City with Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Pha (born 1980) as director.

At the time of inspection, the authorities discovered many exhibits such as: 18,216 pairs of finished jeans, 960 semi-finished imitation Levi's products, 144 kg of labels, buttons, and 24 sets of sewing machines and extractors. notebooks, label stamping machines... imitating the famous Levi's brand.

Investigation results determined that Gia Dao Company signed a garment processing contract No. 01/GD-RL dated July 23, 2013 with a foreign trader, Ramon Lazama Company. The company has registered a processing contract with the Processing Goods Management Branch of the Customs Department in Ho Chi Minh City and imported 2 containers of fabric materials from abroad as specified by the jeans processing and sewing contract. finished product.

According to the contract content, Gia Dao Company is responsible for processing for Ramon Lazama Company 50,000 shirts of all kinds and 100,000 pants of all kinds, finished products for export labeled "Made in Vietnam" with a total value of 130 thousand USD. However, in reality, Gia Dao Company produces jeans with the Levi's brand and "Made in Mexico" origin. Explaining this, Nguyen Thi Thu Pha said that it was requested by Ramon Lazama Company but not expressed in writing.

According to the assessment of the investigation agency, "although Nguyen Thi Thu Pha believes that the Levi's brand and the origin label "Made in Mexico" were requested by the partner, Pha could not provide any documents to prove. Pha himself knows that the Levis brand is a famous brand, but Pha has not received permission from Levis Trauss & Co Company to produce Levi's brand jeans, which is a violation."

Through work, Ms. Pha admitted that she had signed a contract to process shirts and pants of all kinds for a company in Venezuela, labeled "made in Vietnam" for a total price of 130 thousand USD.

However, Ms. Pha's company has produced jeans under the Levi's brand, stating the origin is "made in Mexico". Production is not authorized by US-based Levi's.

By mid-May 2015, due to a violation of "infringement of industrial property rights", Ms. Pha was fined 50 million VND by the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, Ms. Pha also had to compensate Levi's nearly 127 million VND (reputation loss, lawyer fees and other costs).

At the same time, machines and means of production such as sewing machines, overlock machines, and label stamping machines used to produce counterfeit goods will be confiscated and confiscated, destroying all finished and semi-finished counterfeit branded pants. …confiscated and confiscated from the devil.

Recently, QLTT 12B transferred all exhibits to the Ho Chi Minh City Civil Judgment Enforcement Department for destruction according to its authority.

In the first 5 months of 2017, the Ho Chi Minh City Market Management Department inspected 198 cases of intellectual property violations, with a value of about 1.5 billion VND in evidence, and an administrative fine of 1.6 billion VND. Statistics on the number of counterfeit brands are mostly from abroad such as: Chanel (36 cases); Nike and Adidas (44 cases); Louis Vuitton (11 cases); Tommy (10 cases); Gucci, Omega, Rolex, Muller watches... (43 cases); CK (9 cases).

According to SGGP newspaper