Romanian Customs Seize Adidas, Nike, Armani Counterfeits

Jun 23 2010 - 11:22

During regular controls in the period between May 21 and June 3, 2010, the Romanian customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods believed to be counterfeit, bearing well-known brand labels, worth approximately EUR 1,000,000 (USD 1,225,797).

On May 21, the customs officials in collaboration with members of the police ran a regular control at a commercial center in Bucharest, the outcome of which was the seizure of 15,885 items believed to be counterfeit, including 13,347 clothing articles bearing the marks of Adidas, Nike, Puma, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Lacoste, 1,068 pairs of sneakers bearing the marks of Adidas, Nike and Puma, 1,466 perfumes and cosmetic products bearing the marks of Dior, Dolce&Gabanna, Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Lancome, Guess, Armani and four wristwatches bearing the marks of D&G, Armani, Guess and Burberry.

On the same day, the customs inspectors at the port of Constanta, on the western coast of the Black Sea, seized 20,728 items believed to be counterfeit, including games and toys such as electric motorcycles, dolls, ponies, puzzles, stickers, drums, playing cards, plastic laptops, minicomputers and plastic football game sets, bearing the logos of Disney, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, World Cup, Hannah Montana, Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty.

On May 26, the officials at the port of Constanta seized 3,258 pairs of shoes and 2,160 cardboard toys bearing the marks of Louis Vuitton and Disney. On May 28, the officials seized 9,120 pairs of clogs bearing the logo Crocs. Various cardboard and plastic toys bearing the marks of Hannah Montana and Bakugan were seized on June 1, and 8,160 clothing items such as blouses, cotton dresses and hooded T-shirts, bearing the mark of Hannah Montana were seized on June 3.

The goods were discovered in containers originating in China and intended for companies in Romania.

For more information, please contact Marius Ciobanasu at our Romania office.

Source: Romanian Customs

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