Romanian Customs Seize Puma, Adidas, Nike, Disney Counterfeits

Jul 21 2010 - 13:25

During regular controls in the period between June 9 and July 2, 2010, the Romanian customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods believed to be counterfeit, bearing the labels of well-known brands, worth approximately EUR 1,250,000 (USD 1,600,000).

On June 9, 2010, the customs inspectors in Giurgiu, southern Romania, seized 436 clothing articles bearing the marks of Puma and Adidas, worth EUR 5,660 (USD 7,200).

On June 14, 2010, the officials in Bechet, southern Romania, seized 176 sportswear articles and 820 pairs of sneakers, bearing the marks of Reebok, Adidas and Puma, worth EUR 35,000 (USD 45,000).

Several seizures occurred at the port of Constanta, on the western coast of the Black Sea, between June 21 and July 1, 2010:

On June 21, the officials seized 1,580 caps, 4,200 sneakers, 3,365 pens, 967 inflatable chairs, bearing the logos of Quiksilver, Burberry, Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, Disney, Playboy and others, worth approximately EUR 675,000 (USD 863,000).

On June 28, the officials seized 862 parkas, 6,155 T-shirts and 2,218 caps bearing the marks of Reebok and Nike. The goods, worth approximately EUR 180,000 (USD 230,000), were discovered in containers originating in China and the United States.

On July 1, the officials seized 3,242 toys bearing the logo of Bakugan, 1,218 clogs bearing the logo Crocs and 1,098,240 tampons bearing the mark Always, worth approximately EUR 340,000 (USD 435,000).

Moreover, on July 2, the customs inspectors in Calafat, also in the south of Romania, seized 549 clothing articles bearing the marks of Adidas, Puma and Nike, worth approximately EUR 8,655 (USD 11,000).

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

Source: Romanian Customs

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