Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized by Security Agencies

Between 1992 and 2014, police and brand enforcement officials with the National Hockey League (NHL) seized over 10.6 million counterfeit goods items of its hockey teams. These types of fakes consists of counterfeit or replica jerseys, t-shirts and hats of NHL hockey teams that are unauthorized. According to the NHL, the retail value of the… Continue reading Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized by Security Agencies

Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, an estimated 35,000 counterfeit Hockey Canada jerseys were available for sale, according to the licensing manager of the team. During the 2010 Winter Games, security officials and brand trademark enforcement officials were able to seize about 17,000 counterfeit jerseys. At the 201 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, an… Continue reading Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

Professional US Sports Leagues Losses to Counterfeits

In 2012, the major professional sports leagues in the United States lost over $13 Billion in revenue due to sales of counterfeit jerseys and apparel. Merchandise of the National Football League (NFL) had the most losses to counterfeits, with nearly $3 Billion of the total, according to The Licensing Letter. Authentic “elite” jerseys, which are… Continue reading Professional US Sports Leagues Losses to Counterfeits

Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized During 2012 Playoffs

According to a press release by the Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos, officials with the National Hockey League (NHL) seized over 3,000 counterfeit pieces of merchandise bearing logos of its team during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. The counterfeit goods had a retail value of over $140,000. Source:  Coalition to Advance the… Continue reading Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized During 2012 Playoffs

Size of the Counterfeit Golf Clubs Market

According to the 5 biggest golf manufacturers, sales of counterfeit golf clubs and equipment is equal to about 10 percent of the total legitimate golf market. 95 percent of the sales of fake golf clubs takes place over the Internet, with almost all of the items being shipped from China. During a Spring 2012 enforcement… Continue reading Size of the Counterfeit Golf Clubs Market

Sporting Apparel Seized During 2012 NFL Season

During the time period of the 2012 NFL season, officers with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized a total of $17 Million worth of counterfeit jerseys, tickets and other materials. 41 people were also arrested during the September 2012 to February 2013 time period. The fake items seized by authorities during this time… Continue reading Sporting Apparel Seized During 2012 NFL Season

New Era Sales Loss to Replica Baseball Caps

United States based cap maker New Era reported losing $300 Million a year in sales to foreign companies selling counterfeit baseball caps. In 2011, the company seized 850,000 counterfeit versions of its baseball caps in 298 factories in Brazil, China and Vietnam.

According to company officials, only 30 to 40 percent of the counterfeit market in baseball caps are being seized.

2012 MLB All-Star Game Seizures of Fake Goods

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 13,023 counterfeit items during a two week campaign in Kansas City, Missouri leading up to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Included in the seizures were counterfeit jerseys, memorabilia and fake tickets. 20 percent of the fake items seized were products of other professional sporting leagues such as the NFL. In total, the fake goods had a street value of $540,000.

Fake NFL Jerseys Seized During 2011 Super Bowl

Authorities seized over 15,000 counterfeit NFL jerseys in the days leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl. In total, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized $3.56 Million worth of counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise during the event. Between the 2007 and 2001 Super Bowls, over 66,000 counterfeit items were seized in total over the 4 years. The counterfeit goods had a value of $6.36 Million.