17,578 pairs of trainers destroyed


Some 17,578 pairs of trainers (Nike) have been destroyed at the presence of customs officers. The sports shoes were fake and have been seized by customs officers at the Varna Port customs checkpoint in 2007.
The sports goods were found in a shipment from Turkey to Bulgaria. The origin of the trainers is unknown but it is supposed that they were produced in Chine and aimed for the European market.
A special analysis, carried out at the order of the rights holder, proved that the trainers are fake.
The items had to be destroyed since they were in violation of the intellectual property regulations.