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Twofold rise in seized HK$1,000 notes

Police believe high-quality fakes - like the 300 seized on Thursday - come from outside the city

The number of counterfeit HK$1,000 banknotes seized by police this year has doubled to 710, two days after officers issued a warning about the fakes.

Sunday, 18 March, 2007, 12:00am

Tokyo funds regional customs training to tackle piracy

The Japanese government will pay to train 1,000 customs officials in East Asia over the next five years in an attempt to reduce the number of illegal copies of Japanese goods being passed off as the real thing.

More than half of the new recruits will work in China, which is seen as the worst offender in the counterfeiting business.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Fake expectations

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, famous brand names must be basking in compliments judging by the array of counterfeit handbags and clothes seized by customs officers in Hong Kong this year.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Change in tactics by vendors of fake goods

Sellers of counterfeit products are increasingly moving to smaller showrooms away from street level with internal exits to avoid detection, customs officials have found.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Authorities try to rein in forged land certificates

A notice ordering a nationwide clean up of forged land certificates has been issued by the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Customs seize record haul of counterfeit food

Customs officers have sought help from the Guangdong authorities following the seizure of a record haul of food cans bearing the well known Ma Ling label.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Weak enforcement means criminals can flout the law

Douglas Clark, IPR lawyer

Weak criminal enforcement remains the biggest challenge on intellectual property rights protection on the mainland, according to Douglas Clark, a lawyer who has made this his focus for 13 years.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Getting public on side via education is biggest hurdle

Zhou Xianhua, copyright watchdog

The public needs to play a much greater role in protecting intellectual property rights on the mainland, according to Zhou Xianhua, a senior official with Guangzhou's copyright watchdog.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

With originals too costly, fakes still flood markets throughout capital

Ten people offering counterfeit software loiter at the entrance to Beijing's Bainaohui electronics market, just metres from a public notice banning the sale of pirated discs.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

No Fakes scheme violators may be named

Options weighed after sweep of jewellery shops nets member of anti-counterfeit pledge campaign

Shops that have joined the 'No Fakes' campaign yet sell counterfeit goods could be 'named and shamed' under a proposal by the Intellectual Property Department.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am