CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. — They may look like the real thing, but they are not. Earlier this month, US Customs and Broder Protection officers seized ten counterfeit Stanley Cup Championship rings due to trademark violations.
An examination of a selected shipment found counterfeit Detroit Red Wings championship rings from 1936 violated Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). CBP officers determined the rings had a total Manufacturers Retail Price (MSRP) of about $15,000.
“Our CBP officers take pride in the work they do which includes protecting our economy and consumers from counterfeit goods,” said Champlain Area Port Director Steven Bronson. “Their role is crucial in protecting both the consumer and businesses from imported fraudulent items.”
If you have any information about counterfeit goods being illegally brought into the US, you can anonymously report it to CBP here.