Catch of the day: fisherman on hook for selling top brand
A FISHERMAN who landed almost 600 items of clothing from a Florida store has been taken to court here by an American clothing giant — after he set up a replica shop.
Max Kulczynski has agreed to return the branded clothing — thought to be worth at least €10,000 — to the American brand Abercrombie & Fitch.
He had been selling the clothing from a converted shop at the back of his home in Kilkee, Co Clare, when gardai raided the premises earlier this year.
Under the 1996 Tradesmarks Act, it is illegal to sell trademarked goods from the US in Ireland unless they are licensed to be sold here and the manufacturer has given consent.