Macedonian Customs Seize Counterfeit Clothes, Cell Phones, Pills

Dec 27 2011 - 13:34

During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period December 12–19, 2011, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.

In the week of December 12-18, the customs officials seized 80 blouses and shirts bearing the marks of Lacoste, Emporio Armani, Polo, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger. The goods originated in Turkey and were intended for the Macedonian market.

On December 19, the customs officials seized 360 cell phones under suspicion that they infringe the intellectual property rights of Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung. The phones, which were exported from Bulgaria and were intended for the Macedonian market, fully resemble phones of the mentioned brands, but instead of the brand names, they carry the word “PriVileg”.

On the same day, the customs officials also seized 2,952 20-mg pills bearing the mark of Cialis, used for treating erectile dysfunction, believed to be counterfeit. The pills arrived in the capital of Skopje by mail from China and were intended for a Macedonian citizen.

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

Source: Macedonian Customs

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