Coordinated actions against counterfeiting
In an effort to dismantle illicit trafficking of goods infringing on registered trademarks, agents with a search warrant carried out a raid in the state of Mexico seizing goods (lotion) bearing a known trademark. As well, empty plastic containers presumed to be filled with the fake liquid were discovered. The action was carried out by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the Specialized Unit on Investigation of Crimes against Industrial Property and Copyright (UEIDDAPI) as well as with federal police. Other coordinated actions, including one in Guanajuato that seized sport shoes, are helping to deter future infringers.
In both cases, the seized fake goods and vehicles were brought with the people involved before the Federal Public Ministry in order to decide about their legal status.