Counterfeit car parts seized in Dubai

DUBAI — A large quantity of counterfeit car parts has been seized and destroyed following a raid by Dubai Police and subsequent prosecution in the Dubai Courts.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 23 Feb 2005, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:28 PM

The case was initiated by the four Japanese car manufacturers, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota.

Working on information provided by the manufacturers, Dubai Police initially seized two truck loads of counterfeit car parts. They then moved onto six warehouses used by the trader and successfully seized an additional three truck loads of the counterfeit parts. These successful raids resulted in the removal from the market of approximately 45,000 counterfeit oil and fuel filters.

"This is a very good result both for the car manufacturers and the UAE. The quantities seized are indicative of the size of the problem that businesses and the UAE government are facing. Once again, this raid shows the commitment of the UAE authorities toward the protection of Intellectual Property Rights and that they are willing to bring the full force of the law against those who engage in this criminal activity" said the four Japanese car manufacturers in a joint statement.

Those accused in the case were found guilty by the Dubai Court of possession of counterfeit commercial products for sale and sentenced to one month in jail. The Court also ordered that the goods be destroyed and that the defendants publish the judgement at their own expense in the Official Gazette.

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