In 2012 Brand Proteciton started participating in a Dutch Social Workplace, called DWZ B.V. Currently we process at DWZ counterfeits seized in the Netherlands but also from Belgium and recently, Germany. Article 25 of the EU anti-counterfeiting customs regulation has facilitated the cross-border transportation within the EU particularly for the sake of recycling these goods. Customs surveillance and other regulation ensure that the goods are correctly recycled.
Advantages for our Members
The cost of storage and destruction is often a burden for trademark owners. The Brand Proteciton Sustains programme in The Netherlands shows a cost saving of 40% compared to a situation where the goods have been destroyed in the traditional manner. Importantly, this means more budget left to fight the trade in counterfeited goods.
tons of counterfeit goods is being processed at the facility of DWZ
hours social/patient participation is being generated each year