Freesia (Song Jia), a YouTuber and broadcaster, was embroiled in controversy over wearing fake luxury goods.
On the 16th, on the YouTube channel ‘Taldeok Camp’, a video titled ‘I want to launch a freesia brand, but I want to use a luxury brand’ was posted. ‘Sam’ means fake or fake.
The channel reported that the necklace that Song Ji-ah wore on Netflix’s popular dating reality show ‘Solo Hell’ was speculated to be a fake.
Recently, in an online community cafe, an article was posted asking what size model Song Ji-ah was wearing ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ necklace. The post received a lot of responses, such as “It doesn’t seem like a genuine design” and “The location where the chain and pendant are connected is different.”
The Van Cleef & Arpels necklace is currently on sale and costs 5.7 million won.
Netizens pointed out that the Dior top worn by Song Ji-ah is also not a product sold in the store. Some have raised suspicions that the tube top is currently being sold for 16,000 won at an online clothing shopping mall.
The Chanel cropped T-shirt, which Song Ji-ah wore on Instagram several times, was recognized as the same product worn by Blackpink Jennie in the past.
Netizens have raised criticisms that if Song Ji-ah, who was a celebrity affiliated with the agency, came out wearing a fake, it might be that she lacked awareness of the brand’s intellectual property rights.
In this regard, Song Ji-ah and Song Ji-ah’s agency have not yet made a statement.
On the other hand, the current law punishes sellers even if they advertise that they are fakes and sell them. There are no regulations that penalize simple buyers. Article 108 (1) of the Trademark Act is an act of indirect infringement, not only to use another person’s registered trademark for goods similar to the designated trademark, but also to manufacture, deliver, sell, or possess the tool for the purpose of counterfeiting or imitation of another’s registered trademark. It is reported as a subject of regulation.
If you find a seller of counterfeit products that infringed on trademark rights by stealing a trademark of a famous brand, you can report it in a variety of ways, such as through a smartphone app, on the Seoul website, by phone, in person, or by mail.
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