Ukrainian Seller of Adidas and Nike Counterfeits Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Jul 25 2011 - 13:59

In May 2011, a first instance court, the Ovidiopolskiy District Court, Odessa region, Ukraine, sentenced a Ukrainian seller of counterfeit apparel bearing Adidas and Nike marks to three years in prison. The Odessa Court of Appeals upheld the decision.

The infringer, identified as Rudnyk V.I, was found guilty of selling the counterfeits at the well-known wholesale market called Promrynok 7 kilometr in Odessa, southern Ukraine. The court ordered the seizure and destruction of goods and ordered the infringer to pay approximately EUR 4,400 (USD 6,200) in damages to the right holders.

The infringer was sentenced in accordance with the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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Source: Intelvlas, Ukrainian IP news portal

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