A strong warning has been sent out to manufacturers from the Pacific Games Organising Committee to discourage the production and sale of items which have been trademarked with the Pacific Games and Tura logos.
Only the games sponsors and stakeholders are entitled to use the Pacific Games trademark.
This warning came after a warehouse in Port Moresby was busted by the Games Enforcement Unit. The warehouse was involved in distributing toilet papers that had the games logo branded on the packaging.
The unit also raided a business property in Gordon’s, last Friday, where 830 boxes of toilet paper, with the games logo on its packaging, were confiscated.
Last month, key tags bearing the games logo were removed from a shop at the Vision City mall.
The Games Organising Committee CEO, Peter Stewart, stated that businesses should understand that the Pacific Games and Tura logos are part of the games trademark, and must not be used for other commercial purposes unless there is a proper written agreement.
“This unit is a dedicated team set up to protect games merchandise and enforce the commercial rights of the games.
“They will continue to monitor the market for any illegal games branded items, have them removed and destroyed,” added Stewart.
The public is urged to report any parties involved in the illegal distribution of games items, to the Pacific Games hotline 180 2015.