Ces dernier mois, Bandai et Toei Animation ont mené conjointement avec les autorités chinoises un raid qui a mené à la confiscation de plus de 4000 figurines contrefaites de Myth Cloth Saint Seiya – Les Chevalier du zodiaque.
Après One Piece, les ayants droits ripostent en Chine et prennent des mesures afin de lutter contre les produits pirates.
Ci-dessous des exemples de produits qui ont été saisies !
Criminal Raid Action: Counterfeit Goods of SAINT SEIYA in China
Bandai Co., Ltd.
Bandai Co., Ltd. which belongs to BANDAI NAMCO group had requested PSB (Public Security Bureau) and AIC (Administration for Industry and Commerce) in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, China to conduct a criminal raid action against a store with large sales volume of counterfeit SAINT SEIYA goods in the city. According to the request, Huizhou City Huiyang District PSB conducted a criminal raid action against the store in April 2016, so more than 4,000 counterfeit goods of SAINT SEIYA were confiscated as a result of this raid. This raid was accomplished with the cooperation of TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd. which controls the intellectual properties of SAINT SEIYA.
Bandai is officially authorized to produce and sell the goods of SAINT SEIYA characters. However, in recent years, it has come to our attention that numbers of counterfeit SAINT SEIYA goods that copied our genuine products are in many countries including China.
In order to protect and improve our brand image, and to provide better goods and services to customers, we Bandai will engage in the protection of intellectual property rights, and remind our distributors and customers about the existence of the counterfeit products while taking strict actions against infringements of intellectual properties.