US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group has won a case against Xie Fu Ping, a golf retailer of Shanghai. Shanghai's 2nd Intermediate People's Court sentenced Xie to a 1-year term of imprisonment, suspended for 1 year, and ordered him to pay a fine.
Loo Shih Yann of Baker and McKenzie co-ordinated the efforts on behalf of US Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group said that this was the first criminal conviction against a counterfeit golf retailer in China.
The members of the Working Group include companies and brands such as Acushnet Company - Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra Golf; Callaway Golf - Odyssey, Top-Flite and Ben Hogan; Cleveland Golf-Never Compromise; Nike; PING; and TaylorMade-adidas Golf and Maxfli.
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