We've all seen countless Warner Brothers and Disney ripoffs throughout the Gateway City. LaredoTejas even dedicated a post to the Walter Lantz/Chilly Willy spinoff also known as Los Pinguinos .
It therefore comes as no surprise that the Austin American Statesman is reporting a rather sizeable confiscation of counterfeit goods at the Laredo port of entry. I guess the word has spread throughout the world, that when it comes to copywright infringement, Laredo has no equal.
From The Austin American Statesman
LAREDO, Texas — Customs officers in Texas have confiscated about 18,000 items in an investigation into counterfeit trademarks on high-tech equipment.
The agency on Tuesday announced the recent seizure, at the Laredo Port of Entry, of items including digital camcorders with memory cards, CD and MP3 players, car radios and parts.
Investigators say the items, in two enforcement actions, would be worth more than $782,000 if the trademarks were genuine.
Federal officials say the dispute involves the secure digital, or SD, registered trademark. Further details on the origination of the confiscated items were not immediately released.