Stop selling fake replicas or face jail- FAZ warns
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has warned members of the public that are trading in counterfeit FAZ branded products to stop the practice or face arrest.
According to a press release by FAZ Communications manager Sydney Mungala availed to the ZamFoot Crew, FAZ is working closely with law enforcement agencies to curb the sale of goods bearing forged trademarks.
The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) wishes to advise members of the public that are trading in counterfeit FAZ branded products to stop the practice or face arrest. FAZ has noted with concern the increase in the number of counterfeit replica jerseys as well as other items being sold that bear the FAZ logo.
FAZ Deputy General Secretary Joseph Chimpampwe says the Association will continue clamping down on dealing in counterfeit FAZ replicas.
“We would like to strongly warn the people dealing in counterfeit FAZ replicas that we will continue clamping down on them. A recent operation salvaged some replicas that bear the FAZ logo that was being sold illegally with the culprits brought to book,” Chimpampwe told FAZ media.
“The FAZ logo is a property of the Football Association of Zambia and registered as a trademark. We also wish to put it on record that the sale of goods bearing forged trademarks is an offence c/Sec 6(1) (a) of the Merchandise Act Cap. 405 of the laws of Zambia.”
In February 2018 the Lusaka Magistrate Court sentenced a Chinese national Huang Bing to nine months imprisonment with hard labor for selling fake national team replica jerseys. Bing was charged for the sale of goods bearing false description in accordance with CAP 405 of the Merchandise Marks Act.
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