On 24th April 2017, a campaign to raise the public awareness about the harmful effects of counterfeit products was launched at the Ramstore Mall in Skopje. The Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia actively participates in the campaign, organised under the twinning project "Strengthening of Intellectual Property" which is implemented by the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.

One of the main priorities of the Customs Administration is to improve its institutional and administrative capacities for efficient and effective fight against counterfeiting and piracy. This is done through introduction of stricter customs controls measures for detection and prevention of import, transit and export of goods violating intellectual property, as well as by strengthening the cooperation with holders of IPR rights and their representatives in the country on one hand and with all competent institutions in the country and abroad, on the other.

This campaign was focused on protecting consumers from buying counterfeit products. The counterfeit products are a huge risk to human health, and the world global has seen huge losses due to activities related to production and releasing counterfeit products into circulation.

Experts from the EU, associates of the Twinning project, representatives from the National Institute of Industrial Property and other relevant institutions attended the opening event.

Banners and a stand have bee placed at the main entrance of Ramstore Mall where customs officers present samples of counterfeit products and give brochures to citizens. The visitors showed great interest to familiarize themselves with the problem concerning the presence of counterfeit products on the market.

 

 

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