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Fake goods seized

Fake goods worth $7 million were seized on a cargo ship heading to Hong Kong from the mainland, in waters off Yau Ma Tei. Customs officers found 9,085 pairs of shoes and more than 103,000 items of clothing and handbags inside five containers.

Monday, 18 December, 2000, 12:00am

'Forgery-proof' notes unveiled

New 'forgery-proof' $1,000 banknotes were unveiled yesterday as evidence emerged of a boom in the counterfeiting of another note - the $100 bill.

12 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Kitchen worker jailed for bank fraud

Updated at 3.51pm: A kitchen worker was jailed for five years and eight months on Tuesday for cashing counterfeit banknotes.

Lok Chi-wai, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to pass counterfeit banknotes and one of conspiracy to steal in the Court of First Instance.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Producers deliver warning on cost of copies

High-ranking government officials have been warned the mainland counterfeiting problem is 'spiralling out of control'.

The blunt analysis came from the Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC), which represents the interests of multinational companies embattled by mainland fakes.

15 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Rash of fake bills may prompt new banknotes

New banknotes with improved security features could be issued following the recent increase in the number of fake bills found in the SAR.

13 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Laws aim to stop pirates at source

There are a lot of ordinances governing intellectual property in Hong Kong: the Trademark Ordinance, Copyright Ordinance, Prevention of Copyright Piracy Ordinance, Patents Ordinance and Registered Designs Ordinance.

But, none of the statues target consumers.

17 May 2000 - 12:00am

Game's up

Customs arrested a man, 33, and seized about 3,000 counterfeit PlayStation game accessories worth $300,000 from a Chinese-registered vessel off the Kwun Tong cargo area late on Thursday.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Importer labelling rejected

The Government has rejected calls for a labelling system that would say who imported goods. Such a system would increase costs and push up prices, the Trade and Industry Bureau said.

The bureau was responding to a suggestion that the system be incorporated in a bill that seeks to deregulate parallel imports.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Foreign firms sick of faking it in mainland

Multinationals who banded together to fight counterfeiters in the mainland have opened up a can of worms that has global implications for their brand-name products.

The 28 companies have formally registered a pressure group, the Quality Brands Protection Committee, to hit back at pirates who have dramatically cut into mainland sales.

8 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Multinationals unite in fight on fakes

The mainland counterfeiting industry has grown so big and aggressive that multinationals there are banding together to fight a threat they claim is destroying profits and brands inside and outside the country.

Counterfeiting has reached such a scale that big investors say they are being forced to suspend new investments because profits from existing ones are falling.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am