Anti-Counterfeiting News

Counterfeiting - the perceived victimless crime

Spoor & Fisher - 2012-08-03
In South Africa counterfeiting is perceived to be a victimless crime, one that is viewed as an open opportunity for the public to get a hold of a brand, be it adidas, PUMA, D&G or any other name brand or product at a cheap price.

Kenya – Imported goods – accelerated clearance but not for counterfeits

Spoor & Fisher - 2011-08-05
On 1 August 2011, the Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the Kenya Shippers Council (KSC) have a cunning plan to reduce to three days, the time taken to clear imported goods through the Port of Mombasa.

Counterfeiting: A South African Perspective

Spoor & Fisher - 2008-08-01
Counterfeiting and piracy can cause irreparable harm to a brand owners revenue and brand equity..

Kenya: Ingenious Measures and a Set-back

Spoor & Fisher - 2007-05-14
The Government of Kenya, mindful of its obligations under the TRIPS Agreement...

Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 16 October 2006: Buy a Fake Rolex?

Spoor & Fisher - 2006-10-16
TONY BLEWITT: Once again on ClassicFM we are talking intellectual property, my guest on the phone Paul Ramara, an attorney in the...

Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 21 August 2006: Branded Goods

Spoor & Fisher - 2006-08-21
TONY BLEWITT: Once again on ClassicFM we are talking about intellectual property with ...

Estee Lauder Counterfeit Goods Raid

Spoor & Fisher - 2004-02-02
A very successful raid was conducted on 12 February 2004 by the Commercial Crime Unit (CCU) ...

Practical Overview of Detention and Seizure Process of Counterfeit Goods

Spoor & Fisher - 2004-01-01
All goods imported from abroad through any South African harbour, airport or border post can be inspected by officials of the South...

Customs and Excise Application Form for Detention of Counterfeit Goods

Spoor & Fisher - 2004-01-01
The owner of an Intellectual Property right may file an application requesting the Commissioner for Customs and Excise...

Anti-Counterfeiting Bulletin

Spoor & Fisher - 2002-04-01
The enforcement of anti-counterfeiting measures is a growing field of Intellectual Property Law and fast developing in South Africa and its neighbouring countries.

Circular No. 350; Anti-Counterfeiting

Spoor & Fisher - 2002-03-01
The enforcement of anti-counterfeiting measures is a growing field of intellectual property law and fast...

Anti-Counterfeiting Workshops

Spoor & Fisher - 2001-04-04
Anti-counterfeiting workshops are being held in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein between April and June 2001. The dates and venues are provided below.

Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 7 August 2006; The Difference Between Pirated Goods and Counterfeit Goods

Spoor & Fisher - 1990-01-01
Once again here on ClassicFM we are talking about intellectual property with Spoor & Fisher.


 
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