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News Round-Up 2/22/2012

Posted by admin on Feb 22, 2012 11:54:25 AM
NBA to Fans: Be Wary of Phony Merchanise


As thousands of spectators descend on the Orlando, Fla., area for NBA All-Star Weekend, the league is urging fans to be on the lookout for counterfeit merchandise.

In addition to sending out a warning, the NBA is working with Homeland Security, the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office to prohibit the sale of counterfeit NBA gear during this weekend's festivities.

For the complete story, please visit Fox Sports Florida.

Counterfeit Goods Sales Rampant in Los Angeles



In a special report aired on ABC News' Nightline, the import, sale and proliferation of counterfeit products is a huge industry in Southern California, and growing. Not only is the sale and distribution of fake goods harmful to the local, regional and national economy, it enables funding for gangs, criminal activity, even terrorism.

For the complete story, please visit The Examiner.

Nation Signs Deal with China to Curb Counterfeits


Kenya has signed a contract with China to vet the quality of goods originating from the Asian nation, raising hope in the fight against sub-standard products flooding the domestic market.

The pact will see export products targeted at the Kenyan market tested for quality by the giant China Certification and Inspections Group (CCIC) on behalf of the Chinese national standards regulator.

"The deal targets to lock out low quality products, some of which may be counterfeits," Eva Oduor, the managing director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) told the Business Daily.

For the complete story, please visit All Africa.

Topics: Counterfeiting, Luxury Goods, In the Headlines