Police seize fake Juventus gear ahead of victory celebration

Italian police have seized more than 80,000 counterfeit products bearing Juventus football clubs trademark in the wake of its victory in the Italian national league.

The Guardia di Finanza said the raids focused on two Turin-based companies and uncovered sportswear, fridge magnets commemorative cushions and other items that it says were intended for sale during the club’s victory celebrations last weekend.

Along with the fake goods, the GdF says it also confiscated 20 industrial machines and IT equipment used to produce counterfeits and 60,000 pieces of packaging, along with other materials used to infringe trademarks.

The owners of the companies involved have been reported to the public prosecutor's office in connection with counterfeiting, commercial fraud and stolen goods.

Juventus celebrated winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup in a row with an open top bus parade through the streets of Turin.

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