Man U, Liverpool, Starbucks among 60,000 fake cups seized

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Manchester United and Liverpool football clubs, Starbucks, Doraemon and Harley-Davidson were the brand name logos featuring on 60,000 coffee cups, tumblers and mugs confiscated by authorities in raids on multiple locations in Bangkok.

Doraemon and Harley-Davidson logos also on fake cups

The Department of Special Investigation chief, Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang, told a press conference today the counterfeit brand items were worth an estimated THB 10 million (USD 311,155) retail sales-wise, but could possibly fetch up to THB 60 million (USD 1.86 million). The items were to be supplied to distributors in the city’s Sampheng Market.

Following the filing of complaints by the damaged businesses, officers on Wednesday afternoon raided 10 locations of wholesale manufacturers and warehouses. Along with the seized cups, tumblers and mugs, nine suspects were arrested on the charges of possessing with intent to sell and distribute counterfeit goods and violating intellectual property rights of others.

Photo: Department of Special Investigation

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