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Saudi Arabia: Thousands of Counterfeits Destroyed Before Reaching Consumers
September 3, 2018
In their continuous efforts to eliminate imitation and fake goods, the Ministry of Commerce and Investment recently seized more than 17,000 counterfeit products bearing well-known brand names.
The authorities concerned at the MCI will be taking the necessary legal procedures and referring the cases to the public prosecution, as this activity is considered a violation of the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the GCC Trademark Law.
Penalties of such illegal activities may result in up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals, and defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
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