Beijing police dismantled a factory where they made a fake iPhone
Illegally manufactured devices
revealed more than 41 thousand
Police in Beijing eliminated the plant, which has produced more than 41 thousand false phone iPhone, with a total value of 120 million yuan (19 million U.S. dollars), as it turns out some of these devices
even reached the States, reports Reuters.
In the framework of this operation, nine persons were arrested.
Apple is one of the most popular brands in China, where in recent years the authorities have intensified their efforts to change the country is reputation, the wound all the China was considered the place where it is popularly to make copies of different products.
The authorities took strong measures to enforce the laws on the protection of intellectual property, which in turn will encourage the companies to register trademarks and patents. This is only part of drastic measures to combat knockoffs.
Police arrested nine people, including a couple who were in charge of the entire operation. The plant was operated under the guise of the shop for servicing mobile phones and other devices
, it was located on the Northern outskirts of the Chinese capital.
The details of the case were revealed in social networks from the public security Bureau in Beijing.
The group, led by 43-year-old man, whose middle name is Yu, and his 40-year-old wife, with the surname Xie, established a factory in Beijing in January, noted in the Bureau. The organizers hired "hundreds" of workers who were needed to pack the components for a smartphone pre-owned, as well as to produce goods for export to the USA.
The police confiscated 1400 devices
, and large amounts of accessories during the search, held on 14 may.
Beijing police said that the investigation was done by signals from the American authorities, who took from vendors at the market are fake devices
. Other directions that were sent fake phones, remain unknown.
Apple refuses to comment on the case because the investigation is not complete.
This is not the first time China has undermined the business, earning the popularity of Apple products.
In 2011 the bloggers from the South Korean city of Kunming found more than 10 unauthorized shops with the same design as those of Apple, and staff even wore the same form as in the original Apple outlets.
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