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US$60 million payout ordered over counterfeit Salvatore Ferragamo goods

A US court has clamped down on counterfeit Salvatore Ferragamo goods, ordering $60 million payout.

Seoul police bust fake label retailers

Seoul police busted four retailers on Monday for selling counterfeit products of luxury brands in Myeongdong, one of the busiest tourist and shopping districts in Seoul.

Hong Kong Customs in $1m Easter haul

Hong Kong Customs stepped up enforcement actions against fake goods during the Easter period, seizing about 126,000 suspect items worth about $1 million.

Students nabbed selling counterfeit goods on social media

Hong Kong Customs officers have arrested three students for allegedly selling counterfeit goods via social media sites.

Fashion range fights Taylor Swift fakes

To counter fake Taylor Swift branded products being sold in Asia, the singer launched a new fashion range at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

Hong Kong Customs smash counterfeit syndicate

Hong Kong Customs officers have smashed another counterfeit syndicate, and seized some 900 fake goods in a Causeway Bay raid.

Belstaff counterfeit sites shut down

Luxury fashion brand Belstaff has won a court battle against online counterfeiters, winning $42 million in damages and leading up an unprecedented 676 copycat websites being shut down.

Alibaba counterfeit guide launched

An English language video guide aims to help reduce Alibaba counterfeit sales by fraudulent online vendors.

Government works to boost IP awareness

Hong Kong government agencies have supported a cross-border seminar aimed at boosting IP awareness among SMEs.

Singapore Customs seizes 700 bags

Singapore Customs has seized 700 fake handbags and wallets imoported from China on trade mark violations.

New technology can identify fakes

Luxury brands affected by Asia’s burgeoning multi-billion dollar piracy trade will soon have a new weapon. NEC has revealed new technology that can distinguish even the most sophisticated counterfeit products. The technology can read microscopic patterns on anything from luxury handbags to mechanical component. And it can track the origin of mass-produced items like clothing by examining what it describes as “object fingerprints” – three-dimensional patterns or irregularities found on…