Kosovo Customs Destroy Nike Counterfeits

Jun 21 2011 - 13:29

On June 10, 2011, the Kosovo customs officials and Nike’s legal representatives organized and witnessed a destruction of a significant quantity of goods found to infringe the intellectual property rights of Nike.

The counterfeit goods, including 5,163 pairs of sneakers, 3,804 pairs of socks and 154 tracksuits, were destroyed by a press cutting machine at the premises of the Rilindja printing and publishing house in the capital of Prishtina. The Kosovo customs officials detained the fake Nike goods in the period March-May 2011 at various Kosovo border crossings.

The goods were destroyed following the fast-track procedure under the Kosovo Law on Customs Measures, which enables the right holders to avoid the lengthy and costly court procedures.

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

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