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Counterfeit

Raids net huge fake herbs haul

A RECORD haul of fake Chinese herbal medicine has been seized in raids on a well-known chain of shops, it was revealed yesterday.

Six people, including a director, are on bail after 15,842 packets of counterfeit cordyceps were seized.

Saturday, 16 December, 1995, 12:00am

Secret Service agent kept back by budget row

PLANS by the United States to base a Secret Service agent permanently in Hong Kong to combat counterfeiting have been thrown into chaos by deadlocked budget negotiations in Washington.

It has dashed hopes to establish the full-time presence at the US Consulate by the end of the year.

10 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Customs $1m raid on counterfeiters

CD scam . . . Ronny Tsang, head of Customs' Intellectual Property Bureau with some of the 18,593 pirated CD-ROMs worth $1.1 million found in a raid on a Shamshuipo arcade at the weekend. Officers arrested 37 men in the blitz.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Increase in fake $10 coins

POLICE warned yesterday that the number of counterfeit $10 coins detected had increased five times within less than a week.

Until May 26, only nine counterfeit coins were found since the coin was released in November.

6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Piracy marches forward in China

PIRACY of consumer goods is increasing in China, according to a partner in a legal firm.

Ella Cheong, senior partner of Wilkinson and Grist, said manufacturers in China pirated a diverse range of consumer goods including clothing, candies, leather goods, cooking oil and even petroleum.

3 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Illegal copies of consumer goods on the increase

PIRACY of consumer goods is increasing in China, according to a partner in a legal firm.

Ella Cheong, senior partner of Wilkinson and Grist, said manufacturers in China pirated a diverse range of consumer goods including clothing, candies, leather products, cooking oil and even petrol.

3 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Counterfeiters move to China

COUNTERFEIT credit card syndicates are moving into China because of the success of Hong Kong's sustained attack on fraud.

And the Commercial Crime Bureau yesterday said it expected further reductions to be recorded in overall fraud loss in Hong Kong in last year's figures as a result of advanced security technology and successful police operations.

13 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Firms can curb piracy violation

FOREIGN companies investing in China need not wait for high-level United States negotiators to secure better protection of their intellectual property rights, says a Hong Kong-based consultant.

30 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Pirated discs seized in raid

GUANGDONG has seized a large quantity of pirated music and video products in a new round of the crackdown on counterfeit audiovisual products, the Hong Kong China News Agency (HKCNA) reported yesterday.

The report said local authorities had seized 54,000 compact discs, 1,500 video laser discs and a number of video cassettes in a series of raids, which started last week.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Raid arrests

FIVE men were arrested when police raided a counterfeit compact disc packaging centre in Kwai Chung. A total of 12,000 CDs worth $400,000 were seized together with 700 counterfeit jackets from the factory building unit.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Tradition defies right to chop and change

'ALTHOUGH the chop itself is a minor thing to get worked up about, it's a good example of how people avoid change.' These are the words of John Sanders, a man who has decided - on principle - to stop using chops for his business and is therefore a dangerous deviant pushing at the very foundations of the economy.

9 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Yili overcomes counterfeiters

SHENZHEN Yili Mineral Water Co has posted interim profits of 18.05 million yuan (about HK$16 million), an 80 per cent jump over the same period last year and which represents 50.4 per cent of its annual target.

The interim results were achieved in the face of ''serious counterfeiting'' of the company's bottled mineral water, the company said.

20 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Vietnam sees rise in piracy of copyrights

SALES and production of counterfeit goods in Vietnam have increased in recent years following a clampdown on counterfeiting in China.

Hong Kong and Taiwanese pirates are believed to be behind much of the counterfeiting taking place in Vietnam.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Copyright cheats can face death, says expert

INFRINGERS of intellectual property rights are vigorously pursued by mainland officials with some cases yielding the death penalty, according to a leading investigator in the field.

29 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Nanjing clamps down on pirates

NANJING authorities seized more than double the number of fake goods, including counterfeits of brand names, in raids during the first half of this year, according to a city newspaper.

Among the counterfeits were 10,080 cans of imitation Sprite, the Nanjing Market News reported.

25 Jul 1994 - 12:00am