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Nearly 15,000 Kid's Pajamas Seized at LA/Long Beach Seaport

Release Date: 
November 1, 2011

Los Angeles, CA - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport discovered and seized 14,900 children's pajamas in violation of the Paul Frank trademark in a shipment arriving from Indonesia.

CBP officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport discovered and seized 14,900 children's pajamas in violation of the Paul Frank trademark in a shipment arriving from Indonesia.

CBP officers and import specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport discovered and seized 14,900 children's pajamas in violation of the Paul Frank trademark in a shipment arriving from Indonesia.

On October 13, CBP officers seized the infringing merchandise with an estimated domestic value of $92,700. The shipment contained counterfeit Paul Frank's trademark characters: Blue Julius, Red Scurvy, Purple Scurvy and Pink Scurvy. If the trademark had been genuine, the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the pajama shipment would have been $537,000.

The shipment contained counterfeit Paul Frank's trademark characters: Blue Julius, Red Scurvy, Purple Scurvy and Pink Scurvy. If the trademark had been genuine, the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the pajama shipment would have been $537,000.

The shipment contained counterfeit Paul Frank's trademark characters: Blue Julius, Red Scurvy, Purple Scurvy and Pink Scurvy. If the trademark had been genuine, the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the pajama shipment would have been $537,000.

"Piratical merchandise robs U.S. companies of their original ideas, innovations and revenue," said Todd C. Owen CBP director of Field Operations in Los Angeles. "CBP maintains an aggressive stance and commits considerable resources in protecting America's intellectual property at Los Angeles/Long Beach complex, America's largest seaport."

Children's sleepwear must comply with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) flammability standards. Federal regulation requires that children's sleepwear above size 9 months and up to size 14, must be flame-resistant, self extinguishable and pass "tight fitting" tests.

CBP plays a critical role in enforcing trade laws including the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Preventing the entry of counterfeit items is crucial to protecting consumers as well as the economy of the United States.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017