Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized by Security Agencies

in Business Risk, Counterfeit Goods

Between 1992 and 2014, police and brand enforcement officials with the National Hockey League (NHL) seized over 10.6 million counterfeit goods items of its hockey teams. These types of fakes consists of counterfeit or replica jerseys, t-shirts and hats of NHL hockey teams that are unauthorized. According to the NHL, the retail value of the counterfeits seized over the 12 year period was worth over $405 Million.

During the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, security agents seized over 11,000 counterfeit NHL items that were valued at over $2.5 Million.

Source:  Lisa Balde, “NHL Warns Blackhawks Fans of Counterfeit Merchandise,” NBC Chicago, May 19, 2014.

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