In the period April 26—May 17, the Romanian customs
officials made several seizures of products believed to be
counterfeit, the total value of which is estimated at EUR 164,000
The seized products included dolls, balloons, watches, wallets,
various small toys, travel bags and plastic pens, believed to
infringe Star Wars, Disney, Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Despicable Me,
Barbie, Dora the Explorer, Angry Birds, Louis Vuitton and Bic 3D
The fake goods were seized at the port of Constanta, south
Romania. The goods originated in China and were intended for the
Furthermore, on April 22, 2016, Romanian consumer protection and
police authorities conducted an inspection of a shopping center in
Bucharest to ensure that the products offered for sale comply with
textile labeling requirements.
As a result, products worth approximately EUR 24,000 (USD
27,000) were withdrawn from the market due to improper labeling.
The authorities also launched four criminal cases due to trademark
infringement and seized 652 clothing articles (shirts, T-shirts,
sneakers) believed to infringe well-known trademarks.
Prepared by: Rodica Gungor
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