Macedonian Police Discover Counterfeit Shoes and Sneakers Factory
The Macedonian police seized 50,000 goods in the town of Tetovo, western Macedonia, on November 4 during an inspection of 15 buildings in which garments and shoes are produced and sold. Most of the goods seized are counterfeit shoes and sneakers bearing the logos of Adidas, Puma, Dolce&Gabanna, Levi’s, Nike, and Converse.
A smaller factory for production of counterfeit shoes and sneakers, which employed approximately 30 workers, was also discovered during the inspection. Mite Kostov, chairman of the government Coordinating Body for Protection of Industrial Property, noted that the owners of the buildings inspected would be charged with infringement.
The authorities also informed that they would soon start conducting inspections of the licenses for the computer software used by companies in Macedonia.
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