576 perfume and cosmetic items of foreign brand seized by customs officers in Svilengrad


2010-07-12

On July 1, 2010, officers with Customs Svilengrad seized 576 perfume and cosmetic items in the frames of a check-up on a car with Turkish registration travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria. The items are of the YSSEY MIYAKE, ELLE, DIOR HOMME and MISS DIOR CHERIE brands.
In fact, over the logo of world famous brand there is another logo of a producer based in the Republic of Turkey and text stating "Inspired by".
This combination of logos and texts - that the items are produced in Turkey inspired by the original brand, raised suspicion over possible violation of intellectual rights. In this case there is a high risk for the products to be mistaken for original items of the right holders.
The shipment has been confiscated.