Holy Cross Officers held three control visits during the first half of November based on the Asia Bazar y Ddraig market in the village of Svaty Kříž near Cheb.
They were primarily focused on respecting intellectual property rights. In the area in front of the stalls and for them, goods suspected of breach of these rights were found. "Firstly, 185 handbags, wallets, backbacks and belts, worth more than two million original products, were secured on the market. Then a further check was made where they had more than 600 pieces of footwear and textile goods. For this cause, the original value would also have exceeded two million crowns, "said Lenka Havelkova from the Tolovie Customs Office Karlovy.
Sellers of goods offered as original from world-renowned brands such as Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Prada, GUCCI, Lacoste, Nike or Adidas. Even during the third November control, customs officers were successful in the fight against counterfeit sales. They focused on the sale of CDs and DVD recorders. They provided almost 3500 illegal counterfeit. The value for these original products would reach over 1.5 million crowns. This year, Karlovy Customs Office employees have already ensured more than 18,000 pieces of consumer-cutting items worth almost 75 million clones.