Bulgarian Police Seize USD 1,000,000 Worth of Counterfeit Luxury Items

Jan 20 2011 - 10:35

Bulgarian Interior Ministry announced on December 8, 2010 that the Bulgarian authorities recently seized about 5,500 counterfeit luxury items worth approximately EUR 770,000 (USD 1,000,000).

The police seized counterfeit jeans, shirts, bags and shoes carrying labels of 25 well-known brands, including Hugo Boss, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Chanel, Replay, Miss Sixty, G-Star, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Dior, Prada and Adidas. The counterfeit goods were intended for distribution to various sales outlets in Bulgaria.

According to the authorities, pre-trial proceedings have been initiated against the infringers who face up to five years in prison.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Novinite, Bulgarian daily with news in English

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