Shanghai: Lego Counterfeiting Operation Uncovered


Source: Xinhua

Shanghai prosecutors accused nine suspects of counterfeiting and manufacturing Lego toys in late February. The gang, caught by police in April 2019, were found replicating an unapproved Lego architecture set of The Great Wall of China and sold them online and offline under the brand name Lepin, a domestic toymaker. These bricks were identified as replicas of authentic Lego products by the Copyright Protection Center of China. Investigations showed that the gang had manufactured and sold more than 4.24 million boxes of toys almost identical to Lego products between September 2017 and April 2019, with illegal income exceeding 300 million yuan ($43.17 million).