Customs officials were able to prevent an attempt to smuggle more than a ton of counterfeit goods delivered from Turkey to a recipient in Germany. 36 brand name clothing manufacturers were affected. Further to the misappropriation of well-known trademarks, the goods carried false designations of origin, such as “made in Italy”. Criminal proceedings against the declarant are now pending with the Duisburg public prosecutor’s office. For the full press release, check the official website of the German customs authorities.
At boesling IP, we take pride in helping world-famous fashion companies protect their brands. Anti-piracy, border seizures, and infringement litigation are our daily business. We help customs authorities detect counterfeit goods, trace back infringements and enforce our clients’ rights in court when needed. As part of a close-knit international network, we coordinate IP enforcement activities world wide for businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors.