Nearly 200 Websites Shut Down in Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Crackdown

PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group announced today that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a preliminary injunction shutting down over 175  websites engaged in the sale of counterfeit golf products.   The order marks one of the Golf Group’s most significant achievements in the fight against counterfeit golf merchandise sold via the Internet.  Fresh on the heels of the Golf Group’s report in January of the successful disabling of over 60 counterfeit websites, today’s news further illustrates the Golf Group’s commitment to protecting consumers from unknowingly purchasing fake golf equipment.

The lawsuit involves over 130 separate defendants operating more than 175 websites.  The counterfeit golf merchandise previously featured on the subject websites included clubs, balls and accessories and visitors to these sites will now be redirected to a website displaying information regarding the preliminary injunction and other details of the legal action that is being taken.

Both within the U.S. and abroad, the Golf Group has focused heavily on education and enforcement and is dedicated to curbing the manufacturing and sales of counterfeit golf products.  The Golf Group has worked on educating its consumers on how to spot and avoid fake golf products through its own website, www.keepgolfreal.com.

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