• Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:33am


Guangzhou raids put a dent in fake goods trade

A campaign in Guangzhou against intellectual property violations is on track despite a readily available supply of pirated music and videos, lawyers and investigators say.

Thursday, 15 April, 2004, 12:00am

Car giants challenge pirate firm

Counterfeit windshields produced despite a series of raids on Guangdong factory

Six of the world's largest carmakers are asking the central authorities in Beijing to step in to resolve a case involving pirated vehicle parts in Guangdong province.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Seminar on spotting fake yuans

Bank outlines new security measures during briefing on counterfeit notes

Real or fake? This is the question that will be asked more often in Hong Kong as the yuan becomes a commonly accepted currency.

8 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Three arrested for selling fakes on the Net

Officers seize counterfeit goods after MTR sting operations

A Form Seven student and a couple have been arrested by customs officers in two separate undercover operations after they allegedly sold counterfeit products on the internet over the past two months.

13 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

5 men held, fake notes seized in raid on syndicate

Five men suspected of being members of a syndicate involved in printing counterfeit money and forging documents have been arrested in a raid on a Shamshuipo flat.

Police said the mastermind of the syndicate, believed to have triad links, evaded arrest. Regional crime unit officers have mounted a manhunt for him.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

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.

Chief Superintendent of the Commercial Crime Bureau Vincent Wong Fook-chuen said 300 fake $1,000 notes had been found so far this year, compared with a total of 587 last year.

5 Sep 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