After verification by the local branch of the French company, it turned out that we had to deal with fakes. A total of 4,276 pieces were confiscated by customs. Their market value is Rs 187,500. "We called Legrand has certified that it is imitation. We then grabbed all the stock, "says a source at the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA). Importers of this stock have been identified. Legal proceedings have been initiated under the Patent, Industrial Design and Trade Mark Act 2002.
Counterfeits were of lower quality and may cause problems for people who have bought them. The law is rather strict about it. A person convicted of counterfeiting risk a fine of Rs 250,000 and is liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years. The same penalties apply to any person who imported counterfeit.