Counterfeiting: Where Does It Stop?
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The FTCC Monthly Newsletter
July 6, 2009
Lamps, pet food, medicines, auto parts, mobile phones, toothpaste, sunglasses, T-shirts, bearings, shampoo, luxury bags, pencils, glue, chocolate, and motorbikes: At first view, these products have little in common. In fact, what unites them is that they have all been seized by the Royal Thai Police, the Department of Special Investigation, the Thai Customs Department, or their counterparts in the past couple of years, all for forging or imitating a trademark. This article provides an introduction to the scope of the problem.