Macedonian Customs Seize BMW, Adidas, Lacoste Counterfeits
During regular controls at Macedonia’s border crossings in the period April 23 – May 6, 2012, the customs officials seized a considerable quantity of goods bearing well-known brand names, believed to be counterfeit.
In the week of April 23-29, the customs officials seized 86 children’s cars bearing the mark of BMW and 144 shirts bearing the mark of Adidas.
On May 2, the officials seized 1,380 bottles of eau de toilette found to infringe the intellectual property rights of various well-known brands, worth EUR 13,800 (USD 17,540) were they to be sold on the open market as originals.
In the week of April 30 – May 6, the officials seized 547 sweatpants and T-shirts bearing the marks of Lacoste and Adidas, worth approximately EUR 12,390 (USD 15,750) were they to be sold on the open market as originals.
The goods, which were found in trucks with Macedonian and Serbian license plates, originated in China and Turkey, and were intended for the Macedonian and Kosovo markets.
Author: Aleksandra Pavlovic
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Source: Macedonian Customs
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