A bathroom sink with a counterfeit mark on display, a terrible imitation of the Veneto Region Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark of a larger size than the real one and without the code that identifies the glass company .
It took little time for a keen eye to discover the scam put in place by an exhibitor present at the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings in Bologna, a very important international event that every year attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Get the report, the Consorzio Promovetro Murano which manages the Veneto Region Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark informed the competent regional offices about the counterfeiting. Veneto Region has worked together with the Consorzio Promovetro Murano and the Guardia di Finanza and the result was a blitz of the armed forces with seizure of goods.
“For years the Consortium has been working to promote and protect the brand through correct information, but sometimes we are also called to intervene in front of these unpleasant situations. I would not like to be misunderstood, but the fact that the regional trademark is the subject of counterfeiting means that this is useful and effective – says the President of the Consorzio Promovetro Murano Luciano Gambaro. The joint action with the Veneto Region and the Guardia di Finanza shows how effective synergy can be for Murano glass and its trademark“.
Investigations are currently underway.