New Era Sales Loss to Replica Baseball Caps

United States based cap maker New Era reported losing $300 Million a year in sales to foreign companies selling counterfeit baseball caps. In 2011, the company seized 850,000 counterfeit versions of its baseball caps in 298 factories in Brazil, China and Vietnam.

According to company officials, only 30 to 40 percent of the counterfeit market in baseball caps are being seized.

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2012 MLB All-Star Game Seizures of Fake Goods

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 13,023 counterfeit items during a two week campaign in Kansas City, Missouri leading up to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Included in the seizures were counterfeit jerseys, memorabilia and fake tickets. 20 percent of the fake items seized were products of other professional sporting leagues such as the NFL. In total, the fake goods had a street value of $540,000.

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Fake NFL Jerseys Seized During 2011 Super Bowl

Authorities seized over 15,000 counterfeit NFL jerseys in the days leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl. In total, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized $3.56 Million worth of counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise during the event. Between the 2007 and 2001 Super Bowls, over 66,000 counterfeit items were seized in total over the 4 years. The counterfeit goods had a value of $6.36 Million.

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