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Creative thinking from a copyright holder

Lady Gaga seems to be actively encouraging the buying of counterfeit goods. Indeed, all her little monsters - and those less keen on her music - may have her tacit permission to buy her pirated CDs.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Traders in fakes exploit web sales

Dealers in counterfeit products are using online auction sites to sell their wares that they pass off as genuine.

The Customs and Excise Department says this is a new method that is used to evade detection by their new monitoring system.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Customs target traders who cheat recyclers

Customs officers will target unscrupulous traders who use rigged scales to cheat waste recyclers after the number of complaints rose by 70 per cent last year.

Commissioner of Customs and Excise Richard Yuen Ming-fai said yesterday that the fraud tactics had 'crossed the line' as it took advantages of paper scavengers, who were mostly elderly people.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Teens falling prey to allure of selling fake goods online

The number of young people arrested for selling fake brand-name products on the internet has risen by almost a third this year, a customs official said.

In one fortnight alone, customs arrested 19 people in relation to 17 cases, including two students.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Raid busts showroom selling counterfeit goods

Police believe they have broken up a racket in which local tour guides took tourists to buy fake brand-name products made on the mainland in a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Legal twist to war on counterfeiting

Court rulings lead to confusion over attempts by luxury brands to protect their reputation and revenue

Two recent court cases that put American auction site eBay in the spotlight have highlighted concerns and intensified confusion over the sale of counterfeit goods.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Two arrested over sale of fake Rolex

Two men were arrested over the sale of a bogus Rolex watch to an undercover policeman in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. An inspector posing as a tourist was approached by a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man in Lock Road and offered the chance to buy fake goods at about 4pm. He was led to a residence where counterfeit goods were on display. A Hong Kong man, 35, was also arrested.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Scores held in raids on Mong Kok triads

Forty-four people have been arrested and goods worth more than HK$3 million seized in a crackdown on triads in Mong Kok.

21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Don't steal from artists and designers

The government should not allow counterfeit goods to flood the market.

Not only do counterfeit goods copy someone else's design, they also affect the image of the real products. And designers might be discouraged.

We should take action to stop counterfeiting.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fake Olympic souvenirs seized

Customs officers have uncovered the first batches of counterfeit Olympic Games souvenirs to surface in Hong Kong.

Acting on a tip-off, 60 customs officers raided street stalls and hawkers in Wan Chai, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok on Wednesday and Thursday.

At seven of the stalls, officers found about 350 counterfeit souvenirs for the Beijing Olympics.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am