Nizhniy Tagil Customs confiscate fake brands

2 December 2010 (09:15)

A portion of counterfeit gods was confiscated by Nizhniy Tagil Customs officers and the representatives of Serov and Sosva law-enforcement agencies in the town of Serov.

It has been reported by Ural Customs Administration that no papers necessary for the legal import of sportswear bearing the logos of Lacoste, Adidas, Umbro, and Nike could be provided. An expert examination also made it clear that the goods in question were not genuine products. This means selling this sportswear infringed upon the trademark owners’ rights, so 230 fake items of clothing were confiscated.

All in all, the officers of Nizhniy Tagil Customs and of the Internal Affairs Department have confiscated a total of 1,159 pirated items this year; this was done under the special programs on intellectual property protection and preventing production and sale of counterfeit goods.

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