FAKE MERCHANDISE SEIZED: U.S. Customs & Border Protection seized more than 800 pieces of fake shorts and jeans at the port in Charleston, S.C., last week. The agency said Monday the goods were worth an estimated $727,208 at retail. The first seizure netted 187 pairs of shorts bearing counterfeit Izod logos. The second included 475 pairs of denim jeans with fake Old Navy logos, and 185 pairs of fake Gap shorts and jeans. In the 2008 fiscal year, Customs and Border Protection confiscated more than $267 million of merchandise for intellectual property violations.

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