Counterfeit Adidas outfits sold in Penza “Krasnye Kholmy” complex
Penza, 9 March 2015. PenzaNews. Individual entrepreneur Elena Gokhman was fined 117,600 rubles for selling counterfeit “Adidas” clothing at the “Krasnye Kholmy” trading and fair complex.
The officials also confiscated 43 items of sports clothing, including suits, puff coats, pants, shirts, warmers and wind coats.
As noted in the decision of the Penza region Arbitration Court, the administrative case on trademark infringement against the entrepreneur originated from a request of the regional Rospotrebnadzor department.
According to the case materials, on August 13, 2014, the Saratov customs service received a note from LLS “Vlasta-Consulting,” legal representative of “Adidas AG” in defense of its “Adidas” trademark in Russia. Following the note, the customs carried out an external check in sections No. 20, 28 and 31 of the “Krasnye Kholmy” Penza trading and fair complex on Suvorova street, where they found 43 items of sports clothing bearing the “Adidas” logo, which were subsequently seized.
The expert analysis found the items did not follow the regulations that govern the original brand product.
The free market cost of goods of the seized quality was 58,800 rubles as of September 29, 2014, while the original goods of the same quantity and nomenclature would cost over 217,000 rubles.
After the analysis, the results were sent to Rospotrebnadzor in order to hold the entrepreneur administratively liable.
Afterwards, Elena Gokhman explained she bought the goods for cash without any documents, and admitted she had no agreement with owners of the “Adidas” trademark because “it is expensive.”