Police raid Khon Kaen factory over Doraemon copyright violation

Police arrested a business owner and seven employees after they found 300,000 baht worth of illegally-manufactured goods in her warehouse in Khon Kaen’s Chumpae district that violated the ‘Doraemon’ copyright.

Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio, the pen name of the duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise (below).

37 year old Supatra Larthoom and her workers were arrested after police searched her warehouse in Moo 1 village in Tambon Nong Khalid yesterday.

Police seized 160 side pillows, nine blankets, 16 picnic mattresses, two pillow cases, two side pillow cases and one bed sheet all printed with the Doraemon character.

Acting Provincial Police Bureau 4 chief Pol Lt Gen Thitipong Anupongpipat said the search was carried out under the Chumpae Court’s warrant obtained after the Animation International (Thailand) company filed a complaint with police that its Doraemon copyright was infringed.

SOURCE: The Nation

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