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Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

Laura  Barnes
Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

HARMAN has announced that it has confiscated counterfeit JBL Professional and dbx products from a number of retailers and warehouses in Thailand and Brazil.

More than 250 counterfeit JBL Professional products and 175 counterfeit dbx products were seized in various places in Udon Thani, which HARMAN says were offered for sale through online stores and well as physical ones.

In two additional raids in Phuket, authorities confiscated around 130 counterfeit JBL Professional speakers from 10 different shops. In Brazil, authorities confiscated more than 1,600 JBL consumer audio products.

The raids followed more than a year of surveillance by a specialised IP law firm hired by HARMAN to combat counterfeiting worldwide.
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“HARMAN is committed to protecting the integrity and image of its brands, and will not hesitate to vigorously defend against the unauthorised use of its name, designs and trademarks,” said Jaakko Alajoki, Legal IP Specialist, HARMAN.

“As demand for our products continues to increase, we will continue to partner and cooperate with investigators and law enforcement agencies around the world to safeguard our intellectual property, and ensure that consumers are protected from counterfeit products.”

To ensure consumers purchase genuine HARMAN products, the firm encourages consumers to be vigilant and only purchase products through authorised HARMAN resellers.

For more information visit http://www.harman.com/

Tags: harman , dbx , jbl professional , counterfeit products

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