In co-operation with Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club, representatives of Maccabi Haifa and the Maccabi Israel Association, the fraud department of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Police conducted an early morning raid on Wednesday at a sewing factory in South Tel Aviv and confiscated thousands of counterfeit scarves with the inscription "Maccabi Tel Aviv National Champions 2012/3" as well as additional articles such as caps, ties and others. The raid took place after the club had hired a private investigator and among the confiscated articles were those carrying the commercial trademarks of other football clubs in Israel, which accounted for the presence of a representative of Maccabi Haifa, Chaim Ichkovich.

Maccabi Tel Aviv owner representative Jack Angelides said in an official reaction: "Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club and other clubs throughout Israel will continue to act to eradicate the prohibitive use of our commercial trademarks to protect both the Intellectual property rights and the commercial interests of Maccabi Israel and Maccabi Tel Aviv in particular.