The enforcement personnel of the Ministry of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) of Perak raided a house storing fake branded goods at Taman Cempaka in Ipoh yesterday.
The raid at 12 midnight was following intelligence information from a cooperation with trademark companies and representatives.
Director of the KPDNHEP of Perak, Saifullizan Kamarul Zaman stated that a male in his 50s admitted to be the owner of the premises and was suspected to breach the Trademarks Act 2019.
According to Saifullizan, inspection found 1,147 items, made up of trousers and bags of famous brands with various sizes and colours, estimated to worth RM34,410.
“All the seized items are kept at the exhibit store of the KPDNHEP of Perak for further investigation.
“The man has been detained temporarily to aid investigation and released on police bail after recording his statements,” he said in a statement today.
The case is being investigated under Section 102 (1) (c) of the Trademarks Act 2019.
If found guilty, a fine of not more than RM15,000 can be issued to a company for each goods bearing the false trademark.
For an individual offender, a fine of not more than RM10,000 can be issued for each goods bearing the false trademark.