NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized nearly $148,000 in counterfeit Disney and Nickelodeon Apparel on September 29 that arrived earlier at the Port of Norfolk.
The container of clothing originated in Egypt and was headed to California.
The items were referred to Customs and Border Protection because the shipment was originally marked as household goods. Upon a physical examination, agents discovered various garments bearing questionable Disney and Nickelodeon/Spin Master trademarks.
Officials detained the garments and learned that the consignee did not have authority to import the shirts.
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“CBP has a lead role in protecting both the American consumer and domestic businesses,” said Mark J. Laria Norfolk Area Port Director. “This seizure is an excellent example of the steps CBP has taken in the area of enforcing IPR laws.”
On a typical day during 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $3.7 million worth of products that violate Intellectual Property Rights laws at the nation’s 328 ports of entry.