Sports conglomerate and ownerof Giro Helmet, BRG Sports, announced that a Chinese citizen has been fined and sentenced to nearly three years in prison, for trafficking in counterfeit versions of the brand’s helmets.
Martin H. Nguyen, the general counsel of BRG Sports’ Action Sports division, said Xie Zhenxiang was fined approximately $5,000 for selling through an account on website TaoBao.com.
“We are constantly vigilant in our protection of both our brands and our consumers,” said Nguyen.
BRG Sports said it has programs to fight counterfeits in the U.S. and internationally.
“In addition to coordinating efforts with law enforcement to interrupt the flow of counterfeit goods, BRG Sports has tested seized merchandize, used their own extensive testing facilities to confirm their performance deficiencies against certified standards, and is working to educate the public on the risks posed by counterfeit goods,” the company said.
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