GUILDERLAND – The owner of a kiosk at Crossgates Mall was charged with trademark infringement on Thursday.
Allen Mordukhaev, 25, of Albany, has been charged with two counts of second degree forgery, a felony, and two counts of third degree forgery, a misdemeanor.
Guilderland Police received a complaint in August that the Shatter & Case kiosk was selling counterfeit cell phone accessories; according to a department statement, more than 450 counterfeit OtterBox cases, Louis Vuitton cases, Adidas cases and PopSocket accessories were seized.
Mordukhaev surrendered upon learning of the charges and was brought to justice in Guilderland City Court.
“Consumers looking for more information on how to avoid buying counterfeit goods can get more information at www.stopfakes.gov“, Advises the press release. “Also, if you suspect a store is selling counterfeit goods, many manufacturers’ websites provide a link to report the counterfeits or contact local law enforcement.
“Companies are reminded that manufacturers often have agents who check retail outlets for counterfeit items and that in addition, some law enforcement agencies have training in detecting counterfeit items. “