ChinaThe Pudong Court of Shanghai has sentenced a total of 42 years in prison to 15 natives in the local fake golf club making line.
Information published by the Anti-counterfeiting Group of the American Golf Manufacturers Association.
Accordingly, the Shanghai authorities arrested the above line in 2020, confiscated 120,000 components with a total value of more than 1.8 million USD. They have opened 10 facilities for clubheads, handles, handles, storage and shipping, and online marketing and receiving locations.
The counterfeits are labeled with famous brands such as Titleist, TaylorMade, PXG, Ping, Callaway, Cleveland / Srixon. The trial case earlier this week. This is the largest ever sales of fake golf in China.
Among the defendants, 13 producers and two men directly sold. They have to pay a fine of nearly 574,500 USD. In addition, another defendant is awaiting a sentence.
“We are satisfied with the outcome of the trial. Hope that is a strong message to those who make or sell fake golf products in China. We will continue to work closely with authorities around the world to prevent this problem and protect golfers, “said legal advisor from Ping, Jud Hawken.
The US anti-counterfeiting golf team was established in 2004. They have contributed to the destruction of 1,500 websites dealing with fake or famous brand names, confiscating more than two million illegal products.
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