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Croatian Authorities Seize EUR 2M Worth of Counterfeits

Jul 31 2015 - 12:27

On May 7, 2015, the Croatian customs and police authorities conducted raids at seven different premises in Zagreb in order to seize suspected counterfeit goods and put an end to the production and sale of such goods.

The raids resulted in the seizure of a total of 120,468 pieces of textile goods, leather goods and other items bearing among others the marks of Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Armani, Michael Kors, Moschino, D&G, Chanel, Gucci and Versace, as well as 2,015 kilograms of raw materials used for making counterfeit leather bags.

The estimated value of the seized goods is approximately EUR 1.9 million (USD 2.1 million).

Misdemeanor and criminal proceedings against the suspects will follow, due to activities violating the provisions of the trademark law and the law prohibiting and preventing unregistered activities.

Prepared by: Mario Rusek

For more information, please contact croatia@petosevic.com.

Source: Croatian Customs website

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