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U.S. Customs in Cincinnati seizes shipment of fake jewelry from China en route to Akron

Cincinnati Enquirer logo Cincinnati Enquirer 5/14/2021 Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati Enquirer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati recently seized a shipment of fake jewelry that originated in China and was headed to a private residence in Akron. © Provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati recently seized a shipment of fake jewelry that originated in China and was headed to a private residence in Akron.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati recently seized a shipment of fake jewelry from China that was headed to a private residence in Akron.

The shipment contained 383 pieces of jewelry with trademarks of Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Had the jewelry been genuine, it would have been worth $866,120, Customs said in a news release.

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Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said in the release that intellectual property is an important part of the U.S. economy and that customs is working to protect the economy and consumers.

“We continue to enjoy unprecedented growth in e-commerce, and this growth serves as an ever-larger driving force behind the U.S. and world economies,” he said.

“It’s extremely important that as our trade avenues expand, our focus on enforcing intellectual property rights violations expands with it.”

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: U.S. Customs in Cincinnati seizes shipment of fake jewelry from China en route to Akron

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