SAVANNAH, GA. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Savannah Port of Entry completed a seizure of counterfeit firearm magazines. The shipment container arrived from Southeast Asia destined for Tennessee. In late January during inspection, CBP officers discovered 591 cartons of pistol magazines bearing the Glock trademark.
Officials were able to determine the importation of the magazines with the Glock trademark on the packaging was found to be unauthorized and in violation of the registered trademark. The pistol magazines have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of approximately $ 2.1 million.
“Counterfeiting is often viewed as a victimless crime. The theft of intellectual property and the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America's innovation based economy.” said Lisa Beth Brown, Area Port Director of Savannah. “Seizures like this keep those goods out of the American supply chain—protecting our economy and consumers from potentially harmful products.”
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a priority trade issue for CBP. This seizure is an example of how CBP works to accomplish a common goal of deterring and disrupting illegal trade in IPR-infringing products.
CBP protects businesses and consumers every day through an aggressive Intellectual Property Rights enforcement program. Detailed information about recording intellectual property rights and reporting intellectual property infringement to CBP can be found on the CBP website.
Learn more about what CBP does on a typical day.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.