Customs officers from Customs of Burgas seized nearly 60 000 packages of candy


2017-08-24

Customs officers from Customs of Bourgas seized for violated intellectual property rights 56 448 packages of candy with imitation images of the cartoon character "Hello Kitty". The consignment arrived at the Customs Point "Port Bourgas Center" from China import to Bulgaria. Customs officers from the Operational Control sector at the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department in Customs of Bourgas select the container for a thorough customs check. During the inspection on 11 August 2017 it was found that 196 packets in the container contain 2 352 boxes with a total of 56 448 candy packages with imitation images of the popular kitty "Hello Kitty".

The shipment of the candy is detained under Regulation (EC) No 608/2013 and the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications. An official response has been received from the proprietor of the trademark to Customs of Bourgas that the detained goods with images of "Hello Kitty" are fake. They will be destroyed under the control of Customs of Burgas at the expense of the proprietor of the trademark.