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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CBP at JFK seizes Counterfeit Professional & Collegiate Sports Rings

JAMAICA, N.Y. — On March 11, 2019, CBP officers inspecting a shipment from China discovered and seized 177 counterfeit professional and collegiate sports rings worth an estimated manufacturer suggested retail price of $11.7 million, had they been genuine.  The seized rings were infringing on the Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) trademarks.

“Every day CBP Officers protect the American public and its economy,” said Troy Miller, Director of CBP’s New York Field Office.  “This most recent interception of counterfeit sports rings demonstrates the ongoing vigilance and commitment to the mission by our CBP Officers and Import Specialists.”

CBP protects businesses and consumers every day through an aggressive Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement program, and IPR enforcement is a CBP Priority Trade Issue.

We could use more sports stories that involve adventures with Customs….

 

QLE Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:40 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: count da ringz, counterfeits, customs, rings

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

LEADING OFF: Red Sox get rings, Puig gets new nickname

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

BOSTON BASH

The Red Sox are set to receive their 2018 World Series rings ahead of their home opener at Fenway Park. Boston plans to unveil a championship banner, and ceremonies will include a flyover by four F-16 jets prior to the first pitch. The club will sport gold-trimmed hats and jerseys, as well. One member of last year’s team who won’t attend is Craig Kimbrel. The All-Star closer and current free agent declined an invitation.

The 2019 season hasn’t been quite so sparkling. Boston returns from a season-opening West Coast swing 3-8, and the starting pitching has been especially suspect. Chris Sale (0-2, 8.00 ERA) faces Toronto in the home opener. His fastball has averaged 90.7 mph over his first two outings, down from 95.4 mph last season.

Just one story of several here, for your dining and dancing pleasure.

 

QLE Posted: April 09, 2019 at 04:05 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: count da ringz, ervin santana, jacob degrom, luis severino, tigers, yasiel puig

 

 

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