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Korean Authorities Take Vigorous Action Against Counterfeit Blackpink Merchandise Ahead of Seoul Concerts

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A Determined Crackdown on Fake Merchandise

As anticipation mounts for the upcoming concerts of the internationally acclaimed girl group, Blackpink, in Seoul, Korean authorities are leaving no stone unturned in their mission to combat the rampant spread of counterfeit Blackpink merchandise. This proactive stance by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) comes as the grand finale of Blackpink’s year-long ‘Born Pink’ world tour fast approaches.

The Spectacular Grand Finale in Seoul

The grand finale of the ‘Born Pink’ tour is set to take place at the illustrious Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, on September 16 and 17. Adding to the excitement, the second show will also be available for online streaming via Weverse concerts, opening up the opportunity for fans from across the globe to partake in this unforgettable event.

KIPO’s Vigilant Monitoring and Swift Response

In a statement provided to the Korea JoongAng Daily, KIPO disclosed that they have been meticulously monitoring the surge in counterfeit Blackpink-related merchandise being peddled online since the previous month. Their dedicated efforts have uncovered a disconcerting proliferation of counterfeit goods circulating in cyberspace, prompting them to take swift and decisive action.

The Intellectual Property Police on the Frontlines

To wage war against the unauthorized sale of Blackpink merchandise, KIPO has strategically deployed its specialized Intellectual Property Police, a unit established in 2021 to address the grave issue of intellectual property infringements. These dedicated officers will be strategically stationed at key locations such as train stations and entrances in close proximity to the Gocheok Sky Dome during the concert dates.

Collaborative Endeavors for a Counterfeit-Free Concert Experience

KIPO has forged strong collaborative ties with entertainment agencies to further suppress the sale of counterfeit items. Their combined efforts have borne fruit, with the successful de-listing of fake merchandise from online platforms and the removal of counterfeit sellers. These measures aim to create a secure and authentic concert experience for fans attending the much-anticipated BLACKPINK concert.

Exciting Developments in the World of BLACKPINK

Amidst these critical developments, BLACKPINK continues to enthral their global fan base. Most recently, they unveiled an animated music video for their latest track, ‘The Girls,’ a song that forms an integral part of their mobile game, BLACKPINK The Game.

Lisa’s Extraordinary Parisian Performance

In a groundbreaking achievement for K-pop and an extraordinary feather in BLACKPINK’s cap, Lisa is poised to make history. She will become the very first K-pop idol to grace the stage of the iconic Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris later this month. Headlining five exclusive shows at this renowned venue, Lisa’s performances promise to be a truly spectacular and memorable event for fans around the world.