Hungarian Customs Detain EUR 2.3 Million Worth of Counterfeits

Dec 27 2021 - 12:38

The Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA) officials recently detained more than 6,000 bottles of perfume infringing numerous trademarks, including Giorgio Armani®, Chanel®, Hugo Boss®, Versace®, Gucci® and Givenchy®. The goods, estimated to be worth approximately EUR 380,000 (USD 429,000), were discovered during the inspection of two trucks on the M1 motorway in northwestern Hungary.

On a separate occasion, near the town of Gyula on the border with Romania, NTCA officials detained more than 31,000 items of clothing infringing several trademarks, including Armani®, Moncler®, Louis Vuitton®, Gucci®, and Chanel®. The counterfeits, estimated to be worth approximately EUR 1.84 million (USD 2.08 million), were found during the inspection of a truck travelling from Romania to Vienna, Austria.

Finally, in the Zala and Vas counties in western Hungary, NTCA officials recently detained eight computers containing pirated software and fake diagnostic tools while inspecting several car repair shops. The damage caused to right holders in this case is estimated at approximately EUR 127,600 (USD 144,000).

Prepared by: Erika Farkas

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Source: The Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration website

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