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20,000 counterfeit e-cigarettes found and seized in a factory in Shenzhen

Recently, the Guangming Regulation Bureau of the Shenzhen Municipal Market Regulation Administration received clues that there is an illegal processing factory that produces and sells fake and inferior electronic cigarette products in Li Songling Community, Gongming Street, Guangming District.

The Guangming Regulation Bureau launched a thunderous attack, and combined with the Guangming Tobacco Bureau, the Guangming Public Security Bureau and the Gongming Police Station to conduct a surprise inspection of the illegal processing plant. After counting, the unlicensed processing factory found nearly 20,000 counterfeit and inferior electronic cigarette products.

“Unauthorized use of trademarks constitutes the crime of counterfeiting trademark registration”

In this operation, a large number of suspected infringing e-cigarette accessories, packaging boxes, labels and e-cigarette products were seized at the scene. 6 workers were engaged in e-cigarette assembly and production. Law enforcement officers quickly controlled the relevant personnel and sealed off the scene.

After preliminary on-site inventory and appraisal, a total of nearly 20,000 finished e-cigarettes suspected of infringing on the registered trademarks of e-cigarettes “maskking” and “KangVape”, as well as a batch of e-cigarette accessories, packaging boxes, and labels, were seized. The Guangming Public Security Bureau took away 6 suspects at the scene.

After investigation, the parties involved in the use of the same trademark on the same product without the permission of the registered trademark right holder have been suspected of constituting the crime of counterfeiting the registered trademark. At present, the Guangming Regulation Bureau has transferred the case to the public security organs for handling in accordance with the law, and the case is under further investigation.

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