ISLAMABAD: Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (South) has intercepted a consignment of counterfeit battery cells bearing false trade description of “Tonoshiba”, which is similar to the well-known trademark of “Toshiba”.
The consignment comprises 260,000 dozens of battery cells aggregating to 3.3 million pieces imported from China by M/s Nafees Traders vide GD No. KAWP HC-178108 dated 17.6.2019. The mentioned customs value of the consignment is Rs4 million, while the market value is Rs 20 million approximately. This is the biggest seizure of counterfeit battery cells of “Toshiba” branch by the Directorate General of IPR Enforcement.
Legal proceedings have been initiated against the importer while the Tokyo-based Toshiba legal attorneys have been apprised of the mater. A formal seizure of the consignment is expected within a few days.