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India’s duty-free purchase limits to be slashed

Proposed changes to India’s duty-free purchase limits may dent the country’s duty free market growth prospects, says Glo...

Retailers across Asia brace for Coronavirus impact as death toll mounts

As health authorities across Asia struggle to assess the severity and impact of the deadly Coronavirus, hundreds of stor...

Shinsegae cedes claim to BTS brand after legal stoush

South Korean department store franchise Shinsegae has relinquished its claims to the K-pop boy band BTS brand name follo...

Hong Kong toy shop fined for deceptive conduct

An unidentified Hong Kong toy-shop owner has been convicted of misleading omission commercial practice.

Muji loses Chinese trademark infringement case

A Chinese court has ruled Japanese retailer Muji must pay RMB626,000 (US$89,000) and apologise to a local firm after los...

7-Eleven Japan has been underpaying staff for up to 50 years

Investigators have discovered 7-Eleven Japan to have been underpaying staff since the 1970s, according to a Nikkei repor...

Hong Kong Customs seize $2m in fake goods in prime retail strip

Hong Kong Customs raided an upstairs showroom in the heart of the city’s prime retail precinct this week, seizing about ...

Swedish brand Foreo wins unprecedented Chinese IP ruling

Swedish skintech brand Foreo has been awarded a judgement of RMB3 million (US$450,000) in an unprecedented court ruling ...

Joint Hong Kong-Macau-mainland customs operation launched to stamp out fakes

​Hong Kong Customs has conducted a two-week joint operation with the mainland and Macao Customs to combat cross-boundary...

Fake Korean brand Mumuso defies court order to close Seoul brand

Mumuso, a Chinese distributor of household goods accused of imitating a Korean brand, is turning a blind eye to the rece...