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News Round-Up 01/05/2012

Posted by admin on Jan 5, 2012 4:44:10 AM
Hello Kitty Enters Silk Street


On Wednesday one more international brand has authorized a vendor at Beijing's Silk Street - the haunt of foreigners looking for branded goods, mostly reputed to be fake.

Hello Kitty, a well-recognized brand bearing the trademark of an innocent, cute cat, is the latest entrant.

The move is the latest bid to clean up the image of the market, commonly known as a paradise for selling counterfeits.

For the complete story, please visit Zinhaunet.

The management of the market said it launched a campaign to crack down on sales of fake and unauthorized products since October 2010.

Warning Issued about Counterfeit Packer Playoff Tickets


GREEN BAY - Authorities have issued a warning for Packers fans about counterfeit playoff tickets for the team's two possible home games this month.

"Counterfeit tickets often look real enough that fans don't discover the ticket has been duplicated or is counterfeit until trying to enter the stadium," said Green Bay Police Lt. Kevin Warych in a news release made in conjunction with the Green Bay Packers.

To read the complete story, please visit TMJ 4.

Microsoft: UK Retailer 'sold 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows'


Microsoft has launched an attack on beleaguered electronics retailer Comet -- stating that the British chain pirated 94,000 copies of Vista and XP recovery discs. Comet, which was recently sold off for £2 ($3), allegedly produced the copies at a factory in Hampshire and bundled them with PCs sold at its stores.

For the complete story, please see AOL Tech.

Phillip Morris Egypt LLC Applauds Seizure of over 9 Million Counterfeit Cigarettes


Philip Morris Egypt LLC ("PME") welcomes the recent seizure of over 9 million counterfeit cigarettes bearing Philip Morris International (PMI) brand names by the Egyptian Customs Authority in Ain Sokhna.  The cigarettes, which originated in China, were hidden under a cover load of furniture and destined for sale in the Egyptian domestic market. If this shipment had not been seized, it would have resulted in an estimated tax loss to the government of over 3.5 million Egyptian Pounds.

For the full story, please visit Zawya.

Topics: Intellectual Property, In the Headlines