Police in China have raided warehouses, workplaces and factories in an operation to discover masses of hundreds of counterfeit Peppa Pig products.
They seized toothbrushes, shampoo and different kids’s products bearing the picture of the caricature persona.
The raids got here in line with court cases through the native agent of British corporate Entertainment One, which holds the trademark.
The British caricature persona is an increasing number of well-liked in China.
The Chinese agent for Entertainment One had noticed the counterfeit products introduced on main e-commerce web pages and due to this fact knowledgeable the police.
The raids came about in Yangzhou on four November forward of China’s singles’ day on 11 November, the rustic’s largest annual on-line buying groceries tournament.
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Police have arrested the pinnacle of the corporate YOUmEILE at the back of the fake products and investigations are nonetheless beneath manner.
On 18 November, the company launched an apology, announcing it introduced in inside investigation and had pulled all fake products from on-line buying groceries website online JD.com.
Peppa Pig is a British kids’s caricature and has proved an increasing number of well-liked in China.
Aside from the luck of the particular TV programme, gross sales of comparable toys, garments and residential furniture have additionally noticed a gradual upward thrust within the nation.