Bahrain court orders to destroy more than 300 counterfeit women’s accessories, bags
TDT | Manama
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A Bahrain court has ordered to destroy more than 300 pieces of imported women’s bags and other accessories, which the Court said are counterfeit products. The High Administrative Court said the bags are pure imitation of one of the famous brands registered in Bahrain.
The products bore a trademark similar to a registered trademark, confusing the public. The Court’s order is to destroy the products at the expense of its importer or to dispose of them outside if the products are to cause unacceptable harm to public health and the environment.
The company that owns the trademark requested the Department of Ports and Maritime Affairs to stop the release of the products and oblige the first defendant to pay for the material damage suffered by the plaintiff.
The lawsuit filed claims that the defendant imported 300 pieces of accessories and bags that carry a trademark similar to theirs, purposefully misleading and harming public confidence in their brand. The plaintiff also submitted a copy of their trademark registration certificate in Bahrain before the Court.