Counterfeit Watch

Creative thinking from a copyright holder

Lady Gaga seems to be actively encouraging the buying of counterfeit goods. Indeed, all her little monsters - and those less keen on her music - may have her tacit permission to buy her pirated CDs.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Raid busts showroom selling counterfeit goods

Police believe they have broken up a racket in which local tour guides took tourists to buy fake brand-name products made on the mainland in a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Tout arrested over fake watches

A suspected asylum seeker from Bangladesh who was paid HK$50 a day touting counterfeit watches in Tsim Sha Tsui was arrested when he went to pick up a fake watch from a car yesterday.

Officers seized about 250 counterfeit watches bearing famous brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Gucci and Longines from the car. The haul is worth about HK$100,000.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Watch shop at centre of scandal could face police charges

The watch shop involved in the counterfeit scandal exposed by a mainland TV station could face deception charges if its watches prove to be fake, a legal professional said.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Five held over fake watches

Five men were arrested by Customs officers in connection with the seizure of $3 million worth of counterfeit watches from a factory in Kwai Hing. The five suspects, aged 23 to 53, were arrested for suspected violation of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. They have been released on bail of up to $100,000.

24 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Fakes seized

Customs seized 1,900 counterfeit watches worth $120,000 during a raid on a premises in Kwai Chung. Two women were arrested.

10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Raid nets 60,000 watches

Customs officers have made a record $3 million seizure of 60,000 high-quality fake watches and 18,000 watch parts at two industrial units in Kowloon Bay.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, both employees of a watch company.

24 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Watch raids

POLICE arrested 44 people and seized 3,000 counterfeit watches during a four-hour crackdown on workshops and sales of counterfeit watches across the territory.

11 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Fakes seized

FIVE people were arrested and more than $2 million worth of high quality counterfeit watches and watch parts seized from a building in Tsim Sha Tsui.

10 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Fake goods confiscated

CUSTOMS officers seized $1 million of forged goods in a raid on a Shamshuipo warehouse yesterday. They confiscated 1,000 counterfeit watches and 4,600 leather-ware items and scarves, bearing the names of famous European and American manufacturers.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Increase in seizures of fake goods

RECORD seizures of China-made counterfeits have prompted Hong Kong customs officers to establish a formal surveillance network with mainland authorities.

The latest figures from the Customs and Excise Department reveal a 30 per cent increase in counterfeit products seized at the border in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.

14 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Joint raids on forgers net $54m in fake notes

FAKE banknotes with a face value of US$7 million (HK$54 million) were seized when police and ICAC officers smashed a counterfeit ring in one of the biggest operations of its kind in Hongkong.

27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am