Emulex says two men were convicted in China for selling counterfeit versions of its Fibre Channel HBAs. According to the Emulex statement:
Following a complaint by Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), counterfeiters of Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) were recently convicted by a criminal court in the city of Shenzhen.
The condemned include the Legal Representative and general manager of Shenzhen Xinfengze Electronics Co. Ltd. (Xingfenze), Mr. Yang Jiaquan and his assistant Mr. Liu Yibin. Both were sentenced to custodial imprisonment and have received a fine. Both defendants were engaged in the counterfeiting of various brands, including Emulex. The defendants had been refurbishing recycled products and attaching forged trademarks to them.
We are encouraged by the outcome of this lawsuit and will continue to work with law enforcement agencies in our crack down of the counterfeit market.
I’ve asked for more details about the nature of this “crackdown,” but an Emulex spokesperson said the company will not have any more to say about it.