"Knog-offs" removed from Eurobike stand in raid by customs officials

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"Knog-offs" removed from Eurobike stand in raid by customs officials

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:12 pm

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/knog-o ... als/020031

The Xeccon stand at Eurobike was yesterday raided by customs officials who enforced an injunction raised by Knog of Australia. Members of staff – two young Chinese women with a limited understanding of English and German – were frogmarched to ATMs to pay €1500 in bonds, and were also ordered to surrender their passports.

Xeccon is a Chinese manufacturer which has been making “Knog-offs”, said Knog CEO Hugo Davidson. He claims Xeccon has been making and selling LED lights that were blatant copies of Knog’s best-selling Blinder lights. “They’re our bread-and-butter,” he said, adding that Xeccon was sent its first cease-and-desist letter six months ago.

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Re: "Knog-offs" removed from Eurobike stand in raid by customs officials

Postby find_bruce » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:23 am

Interesting thanks Ross. Seems they are going after their former UK distributor as well

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Re: "Knog-offs" removed from Eurobike stand in raid by customs officials

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:06 pm

wow - xeccon have a fair size and built up their brand so don't really need to steal other brands designs.

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Re: "Knog-offs" removed from Eurobike stand in raid by customs officials

Postby Bunged Knee » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:36 pm

From Cycling Industry news, https://cyclingindustry.news/customs-police-at-eurobike-zeccon-lighting-seized-for-knog-patent-infringement/

The penalty now facing Xeccon could be as much as a €250,000 fine, or eight years jail, believes Davidson.

Retailers throughout the world are warned that they too could face fines for carrying the infringed product.

Expect to see the infringed products removed from retailers.
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