Romanian Customs Detain Counterfeit Sneakers, Apparel, Cosmetics
During regular customs controls in the period between May 14 and May 18, 2010, the Romanian officials seized a considerable quantity of goods believed to be counterfeit, bearing well-known brand labels.
On May 14, 2010, the officials at the port of Constanta, on the western coast of the Black Sea, seized 3,000 pairs of sneakers worth approximately EUR 70,000 (USD 87,000). The sneakers, bearing the mark Sprndi, were discovered in containers originating in China and were intended for a company in Romania. The goods are believed to infringe the intellectual property rights of the Sprandi trademark owner.
On the same day, the customs inspectors in the town of Ramnicu Valcea, central Romania, seized items believed to be counterfeit worth approximately EUR 2,700 (USD 3,350). The goods included 107 T-shirts, 33 tracksuits, 28 sweatpants and 15 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Nike, Puma, Adidas, Dolce&Gabbana and Emporio Armani.
On May 18, 2010, another seizure occurred at the port of Constanta, involving 39,346 counterfeit items (mostly towels, cosmetics and baby strollers), worth approximately EUR 497,000 (USD 617,000). The goods bore the logos of Hannah Montana, Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, Bakugan, Ferrari, Barcelona, Manchester, 212 Men, L’Oreal, Lancome, Versace, Chanel, Clinique, and were discovered in a container originating in China and intended for companies in Romania and Bulgaria.
For more information, please contact Marius Ciobanasu at our Romania office.
Source: Romanian Customs
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