Usd 83 Million Audemars Piguet Fake Watch Intercepted In The United States
According to the US Customs and Border Protection, Audemars Piguet watches with a retail price of $ 83 million were intercepted at the Texas Customs. This case was recently settled. More than 7,800 fake Audemars Piguet watches were seized by the US Customs and Border Protection’s import professional execution team at the end of October. This is the second seizure of Audemars Piguet watches in the last six months. In July, more than 1,000 Audemars Piguet watches (retail value of about $ 30 million) were seized at the same border crossing. ‘This $ 83 million Audemars Piguet seizure is the largest in the history of the port and is the second seizure of millions of dollars of Audemars Piguet products in the past six months.’ . ‘Now Christmas is coming. Such seizures will help reassure trade groups and the public. CBP is firmly committed to ensuring that registered trademarks are protected and that American consumers are protected from counterfeit merchants.
In October, these counterfeit products were seized during a second inspection by CBP import professionals who suspected of infringing on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Octagon design trademark. Legal review confirmed that their trademark use was illegal and the product was seized. In November, CBP seized a large number of fake Rolex, Omega and Breitling watches at the Port of New York.