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More Than $14M of Fake Handbags Seized by CBP in L.A.

Los Angeles - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 1,500 high-fashion leather handbags bearing counterfeit "Hermès" listed trademark. Had the goods been genuine, the seized handbags would have an estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price of $14,100,000. (more)

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CBP Seizes Over $86M in Counterfeit and Pirated Merchandise at Miami International Airport

Miami - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Miami International Airport have intercepted 505 shipments of counterfeit and pirated merchandise with an estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price of $86,939,519 over the past six months.. (more)

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Counterfeit Perfume Seizures Total $51 Million

Washington-U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized imports of counterfeit perfume valued at nearly $51 million during fiscal year 2011.Counterfeit perfumes are a form of theft from the brand owner, and protecting American intellectual property is a priority for CBP. (more)

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CBP and EPA Seize Shipment of Counterfeit Headphones and Unsafe ATVs in Los Angeles

Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the LosAngeles/Long Beach seaport seized a shipment containing 445 counterfeit "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones and 28 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that violated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on February 5. (more)

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CBP Seizes Shipment of Lead-Contaminated Toys

Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators seized multiple shipments containing nearly 24,000 toys which exceeded the legal limits for lead in the area port of Jacksonville, Florida November 14. (more)

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Counterfeit Jeans Seized by CBP

Newark, N.J. - There is nothing worse than buying a name brand item only to find out it is counterfeit. Fortunately, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is there to ensure that the designer jeans you just purchased are authentic. On August 6th, CBP officers inspecting cargo containers at the Port of New York/New Jersey selected a container for inspection that was manifested as "girl's cotton jeans. (more)

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CBP, French Customs Seize Critical Counterfeit Electronic Components

Washington - In partnership with French Customs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently completed Operation Core Systems, a bilateral intellectual property rights enforcement operation that targeted counterfeit critical computer and other electronic components, including semiconductors, computer networking equipment, hard drives, and memory cards, which are a threat to both the U. (more)

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Thousands of Pirated DVD/CDs

San Diego - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man in possession of nearly 3,000 pirated DVDs and CDs and computer equipment yesterday morning near the Logan Heights area.At approximately 11 am, Border Patrol agents were conducting a follow-up investigation when they encountered a 35-year-old male Mexican national. (more)

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CBP and French Customs Officials Seize Controlled Substance

Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Center for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) in New York City along with the French Fake Medicines Observatory intercepted a shipment, 400 pills, of Carisoprodol, a Schedule IV controlled substance. "The collaborative efforts of CBP's Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals CEE and the French Customs Fake Medicines Observatory (FMO) demonstrates that international partnerships are a force multiplier in the battle to prevent the importation of dangerous pharmaceutical ...

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CBP Seizes Nearly 15,000 Toasters with Counterfeit Safety Markings

Los Angeles - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 14,904 toasters bearing counterfeit Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety markings."This is yet another example of CBP officers' vigilance in preventing potentially dangerous counterfeit appliances from reaching American consumers," said Todd C. (more)

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CBP Pitches Perfect Game on Counterfeit Tigers Gear

Detroit - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations in Detroit seized a shipment of knit Detroit Tigers hats and headbands from China, destined for Warren, Michigan. The goods were subject to seizure because they failed to indicate the proper country of origin, as required by law, and because they bore a counterfeit trademark, the stylized "D" of the Detroit Tigers. (more)

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CBP San Juan Seizes Counterfeit Barbie Dolls Along with High-Lead Content Toy Cars and Footballs

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Numerous imports arrived at the San Juan seaport between October and December 2012. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists began targeting shipments that were coming into Puerto Rico looking for unsafe and counterfeit items. (more)

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CBP Blocks Fake NFL Jerseys Touchdown in Los Angeles

Los Angeles- Since NFL 2011 season kickoff last September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists assigned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) cargo operations have seized 304 parcels containing a total 10,710 counterfeit NFL jerseys. (more)

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Huge Seizure of Counterfeit Cell Phones at JFK Airport

Jamaica, N.Y. - An inspection by CBP officers at New York's JFK International Airport in January, led to an investigation that resulted in the arrest of three men and the seizure of nearly $2 million in counterfeit cell phones. The investigation, dubbed "Operation: Long Distance Haul" was initiated after the officers discovered a shipment of cell phones shipped loose in cardboard boxes with no packaging. (more)

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Orange County Man Charged with Selling Counterfeit Sexual Dysfunction Drugs Over Internet

Santa Ana, Calif. - A Yorba Linda man made his initial appearance in federal court Friday afternoon following his indictment for allegedly using Craigslist to sell a variety of counterfeit sexual dysfunction medications, which he claimed to buyers were genuine. (more)

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CBP, ICE Release Report on 2011 Counterfeit Seizures

Washington - Theft of American intellectual property is a serious crime, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today that their vigorous, ongoing efforts to protect America from the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods during fiscal year 2011 resulted in 24,792 seizures, a 24 percent increase over 2010. (more)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Specialists and Officers Seize Counterfeit Watches Valued at $28.7 Million

Laredo, Texas - The Import Specialist Enforcement Team (ISET) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a commercial shipment of counterfeit watches and other watches used to facilitate the importation carrying a combined retail value of $28. (more)

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CBP Assists HSI in $5 Million Counterfeit Goods Seizure from Puerto Rican Retailers

San Juan, Puerto Rico -U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), seized approximately $5 million in counterfeit merchandise during a four-day operation dubbed Forged Dreams, Valentine's Blitz. (more)

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CBP Seizes Thousands of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

1Jamaica, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized approximately 150,000 counterfeit and prohibited pharmaceuticals in a three-day operation at the international mail facility at John F. Kennedy Airport in early March. "The men and women of CBP protect our nation's economy, the safety of its people, and our national security against the harm of counterfeit goods," said Robert E. (more)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Specialists and Officers Seize over $782,000 in Counterfeit Camcorders, CD and MP3 Players

Laredo, Texas - The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laredo port of entry Import Specialist Enforcement Team targeted and seized 18,000 items, including digital camcorders with memory cards, car radios and parts that infringed on the Secure Digital or "SD" registered trademark. (more)

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CBP Seizes More than 18 Million in Fake Women's Fashion Shoes

Los Angeles - Worn by celebrities and royalty in the fashion world, the lacquered "red sole" in women's shoes is a distinctive symbol of famous French designer Christian Louboutin. However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import specialists and officers have a different view of the lacquered "red sole. (more)

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CBP Seizes Nearly $900K of Tablets with Fake Safety Markings on Adaptors

Los Angeles-U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 5,101 tablet computers containing electrical adapters with counterfeit ETL Listed Mark (ETL) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety markings. (more)

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Counterfeit Shipments Targeted as part of 'Operation Holiday Hoax' at LAX

Los Angeles - Over the last three days, federal authorities at a Los Angeles International Airport express cargo consignment facility interdicted more than a hundred shipments containing suspected counterfeit goods in stepped up enforcement actions as part of Operation Holiday Hoax, an international effort targeting the importation and distribution of counterfeit and pirated products. (more)

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CBP Express Hub Enforcement Operation Seizes $3.4 Million in Counterfeit Items Including NFL Super Bowl Team Jerseys

Cincinnati - A recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection operation at the express consignment hubs of DHL in Cincinnati, Ohio and UPS in Louisville, Ky. has netted more than $3.4 million in counterfeit items including counterfeit 2013 NFL Super Bowl team jerseys. (more)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces IPR Interim Final Rule

Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today published in the Federal Register an Intellectual Property Rights Interim Final Rule (IFR) which takes effect immediately upon publication. This IFR amends, on an interim basis, CBP regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing recorded trademarks or recorded trade names. (more)

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Counterfeit Designer Accessories Seized by CBP

Port of Newark/New York - When you buy that designer handbag you want to be confident that it is the actual designer handbag. This is one of the reasons why U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seeks to prevent the entry of counterfeit merchandise into the United States. (more)

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Counterfeit Watches Seized by CBP

Port of Newark/New York - A designer high-end watch is a symbol of a successful business person. U.S. Customs and Border Protection are there to make sure that the 'bling' on your wrist is the genuine article. On November 9, CBP officers inspecting cargo containers at the Port of New York/Newark selected a container manifested as "bearings. (more)

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CBP Leads National Operation Targeting Illicit Pharmaceuticals

Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through its Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) is leading the Strategic Threats Operation, a national operation to target, interdict and investigate the importation of counterfeit, unapproved or otherwise illegal pharmaceuticals that pose health and safety risks to American consumers. (more)

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CBP Bags Counterfeit Purses in Seattle

Seattle-U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists seized a shipment of 25,822 purses on March 13, arriving in an ocean container from China. More than 8,500 of the purses were seized in violation of various counterfeit trademarks including: Louis Vuitton, North Face, Gucci, Fendi, Burberry and Coach. (more)

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Counterfeit Lunch Bags Seized by CBP

Newark, N.J. - "School is out" for these counterfeit lunch bags as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a shipment of fake lunch bags before the first day of school. On August 8th, CBP officers inspecting cargo containers at the Port of New York/New Jersey selected a container manifested as "plastic flowers, plastic frames, etc. (more)

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