It came to our client’s attention, the well-known Italian Company, “A. Loacker AG – S.P.A.”, that a Syrian factory is infringing, manufacturing and exporting large quantities of counterfeit “GHRANTA QUADRATINI”wafers, using the same general appearance and design used on the genuine “LOACKER QUADRATINI” product.
Acting under instructions from Racheli & C. (Legal Representatives of A. Loacker AG – S.P.A.), we filed a complaint with the Syrian Ministry of Supplies and with the Lebanese Public Prosecutor followed by criminal cases filed against the Syrian manufacturer and the Lebanese importer respectively.
Seizure and Confiscation orders were obtained and police raids were arranged against them both.
During the raids, the police confiscated large quantities from the factory premises (in excess of four thousand cartons, each containing 30 packages), and from the warehouses of the Lebanese importer, who also acts as the main exporter of the said products to Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring countries.
Shortly thereafter, both infringers offered to sign a settlement agreement admitting and apologizing for their guilt and further undertaking not to manufacture, deal or otherwise infringe any of Loacker’s trademarks or marks similar thereto in the future.