Macedonian Authorities Destroy Counterfeit CDs, Cigarettes, Alcohol

Jan 20 2011 - 10:37

On December 10, 2010, the Coordinating Body for Intellectual Property in Macedonia destroyed 87,114 pirate DVDs and CDs, 31,560 cartons of cigarettes, 150 liters of alcohol, 300 pieces of medication, 160 kilograms of chopped tobacco, 18 tons of food, and 1,420 cosmetic products, the Macedonian IPO informed.

The goods destroyed were confiscated due to violations of intellectual property rights. This public destruction of confiscated goods was carried out at the Drisla landfill in the capital of Skopje.

In November 2010, the Coordinating Body also conducted two raids in the towns of Kumanovo, northeastern Macedonia, and Gostivar, northwestern Macedonia, where it confiscated 37 computers with unlicensed software and 915 pirate CDs and DVDs.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia office.

Source: Macedonian IPO

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