Brothers in China have been fined and sentenced to three years imprisonment, having admitted to the crime of counterfeit.
During March 2013, the brothers, Wu Huajin and Wu Huafei, manufactured 20,272 pairs of finished glass frames bearing the ‘Silhouette’ trademark and ‘MADE IN AUSTRAILA’ (sic).
Wu Huajin was sentenced to a three year imprisonment with a fine of RMB 60,000 (no probation). His brother Wu Huafei was sentenced to three years imprisonment with a four year probation and a fine of RMB 60,000.
In Taipei, a company has been heavily fined for purchasing counterfeit Silhouette eyewear from a Hong Kong based manufacturer. Universal Vision Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (UVB) and the company’s manager, Mr. Wang will jointly pay Silhouette approx. US$166,000 plus 5 per cent interest (per annum) calculated from 2 April, 2011. Additionally, they will pay all court fees.