Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Baker & McKenzie Will Board Up Possibilities To Trade 21 Pirated Brands At Markets

Liu Weifeng wrote for China Daily the article US law firm joins fight against IPR violations about US law firm Baker & McKensey that announced a year-long campaign to fight against the production and trade of fake products on behalf 21 brands, including Adidas, Puma, Luis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gucci.

"It would take one year to inspect the markets in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in efforts to detect the fake products before launching the legal process."

What Liu probably means is that Baker & McKenzie will inspect these markets for one year.

Luo Zhenghong, senior consultant of Baker & McKenzie is making efforts to call for the improvement of the contract between retailers and markets: "A sales ban for fake products should be added to the rental contract before any booth is rented or purchased by the retailers," he said."

So the opportunity for counterfeit trade at famous markets in China is deterioriating:
  • Next to the permanent watchdog of the AIC in Beijing, read more here;
  • you are getting investigators send by Baker & McKensey;
  • the retailer is bound by contract to refrain from selling counterfeit products;
  • if all goes wrong, the landlord is liable, read more here.
Read Liu's article here.

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