Fake Apparel, Footwear, Accessories Destroyed In Montenegro

Feb 1 2022 - 14:01

On December 28, 2021, a PETOŠEVIĆ Montenegro representative and local customs authorities witnessed the destruction of nearly 8,200 items found to infringe the Nike®, Dsquared2®, USPA®, Under Armour® and Hermès® trademarks.

The goods, which were destroyed in the capital of Podgorica, included:

  • 1,830 pairs of sneakers and 5,410 sportswear items, mostly tracksuits, T-shirts, shorts, socks and caps infringing the Nike® trademark;
  • 630 clothing items, including jeans and T-shirts, infringing the Dsquared2® trademark;
  • 95 shirts infringing the USPA® trademark;
  • 207 clothing items, including shorts and T-shirts, infringing the Under Armour® trademark; and
  • 27 items of accessories and footwear infringing the Hermès® trademark.

The destruction was carried out by a local company from Podgorica that undertakes the destruction in accordance with ecological and sanitary standards.

The counterfeits were seized during 2020 and 2021 at various customs terminals in Podgorica and Nikšić, as well as at the Božaj border crossing point with Albania. The goods were mostly intended for local companies from Podgorica and Nikšić, but some of them were in transit.

You can see the photos from the destruction in our gallery.

By: Jelena Radević and Mladen Čolović

For more information, please contact Mladen Čolović at our Montenegro office.

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