Product Management

Snuff bottles sure to attract attention

Bonhams is the leading international auction house for Chinese snuff bottles and another stunning selection will be sold this week.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Italians step up war against pseudo brands

For the second time since July, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade plans to present the State Intellectual Property Office with a new list of 30 pseudo Italian brands in an ongoing war targeting shady marketing strategies used by Chinese businesses.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hermes loses patent suit over Chinese name

Luxury brand Hermes was dealt another blow in a long-running infringement battle against a Guangdong garment factory which owns the trademark 'Aimashi' - similar to Hermes' brand name on the mainland.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Proview takes Apple to US court claiming deceitful 'iPad' brand buy

Apple's legal battle over the 'iPad' trademark has reached the United States, as the iPhone maker faces a lawsuit for alleged fraud in a California court.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Unfair rap against food sales staff

I refer to the letter by Nigel Pearson ('Bakeries wasting plastic bags', November 27).

Food that is not pre-packaged is exempt from the plastic bag levy for food safety and hygiene reasons. Shops selling food items without packaging are obliged to use bags for them.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

153-year-old cognac fetches 1m yuan in Shanghai

A bottle of 153-year-old cognac was auctioned for 1 million yuan (HK$1.2 million) in Shanghai yesterday, believed to be a record price for the French spirit in an unadorned bottle.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A wealth of ideas as The Space exhibits a British designer's thinking on China

When it rains, as they say, it pours; and we aren't just talking about the recent weather in Hong Kong. Locally-based British designer Michael Young's recent streak of productivity is dizzying - with the launch of a solo show, his first design book works in China and, last but not least, becoming a father.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing may extend ban on free plastic bags

The ban on free plastic bags will extend from shops to restaurants and hospitals, according to an official from the Ministry of Commerce.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Retailers seek more details on bag levy

Officials have been urged to clearly define what a 'retailer' is before extending the plastic shopping bag levy.

The chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, Caroline Mak Shui-king, says a clear definition is needed to avoid confusion and make sure no one inadvertently breaks the law.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Shops might get to keep plastic bag levy

Retailers might be allowed to pocket a plastic bag levy they collect from shoppers under a revised scheme being considered by the Environmental Protection Department.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Smart scoopers are the business when it comes to cleaning up after your pooch

There are so many wonderful aspects of owning a dog: companionship, loyalty and love. But one of the most dreaded tasks in taking care of man's best friend is picking up its faeces.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Foundation seeks injunction over trademarks

The World Chinese Business Investment Foundation is seeking an injunction to restrain three parties from using two trademarks of the World Outstanding Chinese Award, in a writ issued on Friday. The defendants are Honor Doctorate of World Outstanding Chinese Limited, Success China Group Limited and Sze Wing-chung.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bag levy cuts shopping purchases

Consumers were buying up to one item less in each purchase since the introduction of the plastic bag levy last year, retailers said yesterday.

Caroline Mak Sui-king, from the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, said some major retail chains affected by the 50 HK cents levy per bag had reported a decline in 'basket size' between July last year and May this year.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Government 'covered up statistics' on plastic bags

The retail sector is angry with the government for keeping it in the dark over a large drop in the number of plastic bags being thrown into the garbage before the bag levy was introduced in July.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Get carried away with a stylish shopper

I have known a few men - not close friends - who are always clinging to plastic bags. No, they're not keen grocery shoppers, they just use plastic bags to carry everything: their books, their wallets, and sometimes bones they pick up from restaurants so they can feed their dogs for free.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am