New York (April 8, 2011)–Sennheiser recently aided UK authorities in a raid and seizure of pirated Sennheiser and Monster Cable products.
The raid was carried out by the British consumer protection and investigation authority, Trading Standards Services (TSS), Portsmouth, in February 2011. During a search of the premises used by one of England’s largest online platforms, investigators from the TSS seized hundreds of forged branded equipment purporting to have been made by Sennheiser and Monster Cable–reportedly the largest number of counterfeits of this kind ever confiscated in the UK.
Sennheiser and Monster Cable, who have joined their efforts to combat trademark and product piracy, have provided active support to the investigation. Employees were involved to ascertain whether the seized merchandise was genuine or fake.
Volker Bartels, President of Corporate Services at Sennheiser and spokesperson of the Executive Management Board, remarked, “Trademark and product piracy is a crime that costs consumers and the industry billions every year. We would like to thank the TSS for their vigorous intervention and their uncompromising protection of our intellectual property. With this intensive crackdown in England, we have succeeded in a very important mission designed to protect our intellectual property and consequently, the company, too.”
Sennheiser Electronic Corp.