In July 2013 the Huadu People’s Court of Guangzhou City has sentenced against Ms. Zeng Fengjun to imprisonment of 3 years and 4moths, plus 50,000 RMB and the seizure of 10,100 pieces “DIESEL” branded bags and 11 pieces of sewing machines.
The items were produced by Ms. Zengduring February to April 2012, and they were illegally marked with DIESEL trademark. More than 10,000 products were seized and then confiscated by the Public Security Bureau.
The attorney of defendant argued that there was not the purpose to commit the trademark violation. He explained that the manufacturer was entrusted by an unknown man from Syria that ordered toher, via call, ten thousand bags. However, the Court recognized as
existent the subject intent of the counterfeiter.