Counterfeit $1,000 notes resurface

Counterfeit $1,000 notes have reappeared after cross-border businessmen obtained the fakes on the mainland and deposited them with SAR banks, said police.

Thursday, 5 September, 2002, 12:00am

Fear of failure

OF THE MILLIONS of car spare parts sold in Britain each year, it is believed more than 10 per cent are counterfeit. These fakes are apparently on the increase, despite stringent measures by anti-counterfeiting organisations, trading standards officers and the original equipment manufacturers, to stamp out the illicit trade.

4 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Man held over forgeries

A man, 29, arrested in connection with the seizure of 430 counterfeit $100 banknotes and 141 half-finished $100 notes in Yu Chau Street, Shamshuipo, on Wednesday was charged with one count each of possessing fake notes and counterfeit materials. He will appear in Eastern Court today.

6 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

New notes make life harder for forgers

New banknotes featuring the latest anti-counterfeiting measures are set to enter circulation soon, one of the three note-issuing banks revealed yesterday.

Peter Wong Tung-shun, head of Hong Kong operations at Standard Chartered, said the bank had not come across many fakes, despite a territory-wide rise in cases.

9 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Fake notes found at race centres

A senior police officer yesterday said only a small number of counterfeit $100 banknotes are in circulation despite 14 fake $100 banknotes being found yesterday.

Deputy Police Commissioner Lau Yuk-kuen also said there was no suggestion counterfeit notes would surge in the run-up to the Lunar new year.

28 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Police seize 'counterfeit' $100 notes

Police have seized nine suspected counterfeit $100 notes at eight off-course betting centres. Six men and a woman, aged between 27 and 69, were taken in for questioning and later released unconditionally. Another man fled after he was found using the notes.

27 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Microsoft sues over fake-disk operation

Software giant Microsoft has suffered at the hands of a 'very substantial clandestine' counterfeiting operation in Hong Kong, according to a High Court writ.

Washington-based Microsoft Corporation yesterday made public the civil lawsuit in Hong Kong for unspecified damages.

8 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

City genuine in campaign to eradicate counterfeits

SHANGHAI MAY BE taking a page from tough-talking George W. Bush, smoking out its enemies and signalling they can run but they can't hide. Admittedly, the city is facing a somewhat smaller and less dangerous threat - one posed by counterfeit goods - than those confronting Mr Bush. But Shanghai promises no more Mr Nice Guy.

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Harsher penalties help to curb piracy, boost economy

Piracy is becoming more and more serious nowadays. As prices of pirated goods are lower and they look like the genuine products, people are tempted to buy them. If this trend continues, Hong Kong's economy will suffer.

As a leading international business centre, Hong Kong has every reason to protect intellectual property rights and safeguard the interests of various industries.

21 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Fake reality check

THERE IS A stall, tucked away in a Stanley Market side-alley, that used to be home to fake Gucci sunglasses, Louis Vuitton wallets and Burberry handbags: all for the bargain price of HK$150.

If you walk past the stall today, however, the owner will solemnly shake her head, tutting three words: 'Customs and Excise'.

5 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Tougher criminal penalties, greater diligence needed after WTO entry, warns US delegation

More stringent enforcement of anti-counterfeiting laws will be required after China enters the World Trade Organisation.

That is the opinion of a citizens-exchange delegation from the United States visiting the mainland to discuss issues of fake goods and intellectual property rights violations.

14 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

6 held for fake goods

Customs officers arrested five men and a woman and seized $3.4 million worth of counterfeit leather goods, pirate CD-Roms and manufacturing equipment. Officers at the airport seized the leather goods in four parcels destined for Japan. Follow-up investigations led to the arrest of two men and seizure of 1,007 counterfeit leather goods in different premises in Tsim Sha Tsui.

2 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Counterfeit bills hit high note in 2000

A record number of counterfeit banknotes was seized last year, including almost five times as many fake $100 notes as were found in the previous year, police said.

Chief Inspector Michael Yu Shi-cheung of the Commercial Crime Bureau admitted awareness of counterfeit notes among the public was low.

3 Jan 2001 - 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

Crackdown on fakes failing to stem trade

At Shanghai's Xiangyang Road Clothes and Gift Market, among a maze of shops selling discounted winter coats, trousers and crossword puzzles, a universe of fraud can be found offering famous brand goods on the cheap.

23 Dec 2000 - 12:00am