Thursday, January 19, 2006

Forged trademark memory sticks seized by HK customs

"Hong Kong customs seized memory sticks of forged trademark worth 1.03 million HK dollars (132,989 U.S. dollars). The 535 memory sticks were found in a 26 year old man's rucksack when he entered the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China through one check point connecting the southeastern Chinese city of Shenzhen. He will be charged with 'importing goods to which a false trade description was applied.' Importing goods to which a false trade description is applied is a serious offense, according to HK law. The maximum penalty is five years' imprisonment and a fine of 500,000HK dollars (about 64,557 U.S. dollars)."

Source Xinhua News

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