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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.

Sunday, 27 January, 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