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News Round-Up 1/17/2012

Posted by admin on Jan 17, 2012 6:05:51 AM
Counterfeit Goods Worth Over $1 Million Seized


Police have arrested three individuals who are believed to be involved in selling and distributing pirated goods.

They seized 175,780 pieces of counterfeit items worth more than S$1 million.

Among them were fake Angry Birds and Doraemon toys and stationery.

The trio - two men and one woman aged between 45 and 53 - were arrested after months of extensive intelligence work by the Criminal Investigation Department.

For the complete story, please visit Channel News Asia.

Counterfeit Medicines Main Focus at Summit


Increase in the widespread use of counterfeit medicines in the Middle East region will be the main highlight of the Pharmaceutical Logistics Middle East Summit set to take place from February 26 to 28.

Top Dubai Customs and Ministry of Health officials will speak at the summit which will be held at the Amwaj Rotana Dubai, said a statement.

For the complete story, please visit TradeArabia.

Agents Seize Suspected Counterfeit Clothing from Tax State Auditor


Federal agents seized thousands of shirts and other clothing from a California tax auditor after finding evidence that he had been importing counterfeit goods from China and selling them throughout North County, court documents state.

Joseph Frazer, 54, was suspected of hawking fake Tommy Bahama shirts at an Encinitas Hawaiian-themed clothing shop and at booths at festivals and farmers markets, according to a search warrant affidavit filed last month by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

To view the complete story, please visit North County Times.

Pricey Counterfeit Labels Proliferate as China Wine Market Booms


The lamb chops were cooked to perfection. Fine wines flowed. Then came the piece de resistance: a 1997 Chateau Petrus Pomerol that can fetch about $2,000 a bottle.

Wine consultant Frankie Zhao was dining with a group of well-to-do Chinese businessmen at an exclusive private club in the capital. Their host was eager to share — and show off — the prized French Merlot.

But after the first sip, veteran taster Zhao knew the collector had been duped.

For the complete story, please see LA Times.

Topics: Luxury Goods, Pharmaceuticals, In the Headlines