Serbian Customs Destroy 250,000 Counterfeit Items So Far This Year
According to recently released data, since the beginning of 2021 Serbian Customs detained over 100,000 goods believed to be counterfeit, most of them being apparel items, and destroyed almost 250,000 counterfeit items. Over the course of 2019 and 2020, 800,000 goods believed to be counterfeit were detained, and over 1 million counterfeit items as well as 4.5 tons of counterfeit textiles were destroyed.
Most of the counterfeits detained by Serbian Customs in recent years are apparel, footwear and cosmetics, but there have also been numerous detentions of furniture, medicines and other goods. Among the detained goods, the trademarks which are most commonly infringed include Adidas®, Nike®, Converse®, Tommy Hilfiger®, Louis Vuitton®, Philipp Plein®, Hummel®, Apple®, Armani®, CAT®, Levi’s®, Hugo Boss® and Michael Kors®.
Prepared by: Djurdja Krivokapić
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Source: Serbian Customs website
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