The Public Prosecutor's Office reported that since last year to date some 2,951 t-shirts have been confiscated from Panama football team and therefore numerous processes have been opened for infringing industrial property rights.
Through a statement, the prosecutor of Intellectual Property and Computer Security, Igor Blanco, added that the seizures were processed domestically and foreigners alike. Most of the t-shirts come from Peru.
Blanco said that the prices of these fake garments are lower, but the quality is lower and they do not have the originality issued by authorized agents.
Article 254 of the Criminal Code establishes that Intellectual Property crimes are previous activities of money laundering. Law 211 states that serious crimes are related to organized crime.
Se han decomisado más de 2,900 camisetas falsificadas de la Selección Nacional de Fútbol de Panamá https://t.co/y1eTJoL3yK— Ministerio Público (@PGN_PANAMA) 11 de octubre de 2017