Thousands of imitation football shoes intercepted by Customs

The consignment simulating big sports brands was in breach of intellectual property rights according to legal representatives of the real sports brands

The fake cleats were found hidden behind a consignment of thousands of plastic cups
The fake cleats were found hidden behind a consignment of thousands of plastic cups

Customs officials have intercepted a container at the Freeport containing thousands of imitation football shoes.

The Customs Department has confirmed in a statement that the container held approximately 5,370 pairs of imitation football shoes, simulating big-name brands. These were hidden behind a consignment of 1,120 plastic cups.

All the shoes were identified as imitation after legal representatives of companies that were right holders of the brand names faked on the shoes confirmed that the consignment was, in fact, illegal and that the importation of these items would be in breach of intellectual property rights.

The companies holding such intellectual property are expected to file a case before the Civil Court First Hall against the contravening company which attempted to import the shoes, Customs officials said.

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