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The challenge of countering counterfeits. Customs measures against counterfeit trade.

Past event
02 November 2017, 09:00 - 12:00 UTC +02:00

CMS Sofia organizes a roundtable discussion focusing on protection against counterfeits and product piracy. The event will take place with the participation of representatives from the Bulgarian Customs Agency and the Bulgaria-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Counterfeiting and product piracy has become a cross-border phenomenon, affecting a wide range of businesses and causing financial loss to billions worldwide. As an external border of the EU and a gateway to the European market, Bulgaria has a tremendous responsibility in preventing the spread of counterfeit and pirated goods and ensuring legitimate trade. In this environment, the Bulgarian Customs authorities play a vital role in tracking down counterfeit products.

We have invited representatives from the Bulgarian Customs Agency to share their first-hand experience and insight. You are more than welcome to join our roundtable discussion and raise your questions.  

Working language: English
No registration fee

Event Location:
Sense Hotel, Conference Room "Sense" - 1st floor
16 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.
1040 Sofia

09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Introduction
09:40 - 10:00 European legal framework and measures against counterfeits: Dr. Egon Engin-Deniz, Partner CMS Vienna and Hans Lederer, Lawyer CMS Vienna
10:00 - 10:20 Customs measures against counterfeiting: Representatives from the Bulgarian Customs Agency
10:20 - 10:40 The legal insights from Bulgarian perspective: Desislava Todorova, CMS Sofia
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 12:00 Opening the roundtable discussion


Portrait of Egon Engin-Deniz
Egon Engin-Deniz
Portrait of Hans Lederer
Hans Lederer
Desislava Todorova