USD 62,000 Worth of Pirated Disks Seized from Ukrainian Shop

Mar 30 2010 - 11:56

The police officials of the city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine, have recently seized 14,000 counterfeit CDs of music, movies, computer games and software worth approximately USD 62,000 (EU 45,000).

The operation was conducted as part of Ukraine’s program to suppress the production and sale of pirated audio and video material and ensure the
protection of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) IP rights during the Euro 2012 soccer championship, taking place in Ukraine and Poland in June and July of 2012.

During the inspection of the chain store “Mir diskov” in the center of Mariupol, the police found genuine disks located in the store windows, while the cabinets and boxes inside the store contained a large number of pirated ones.

The officials have initiated a legal procedure against the distributors. The investigation has shown that the goods were produced outside Ukraine and that it appears that all stores belong to one owner, but are registered under different names.

For more information, please contact Elena Zubenko in our Belgium office.

Source: Ukrainian IPO

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