Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Debranded fakes for Liberia: an update

Back in December Afro-IP reported on a haul of counterfeit goods, seized in Scotland, that was to be de-branded and sent to Liberia for humanitarian purposes. It has now been reported that the infringing articles have now been handed over to the charity that is taking the responsibility for debranding and redistributing them. Bedfordshire-based charity His Church is collecting similar hauls from five Scottish local authorities. His Church has apparently been fully accredited by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) to undertake the de-branding and re-badging process. As part of the agreement, His Church will provide full disposal schedules to show that the counterfeit goods do not return to the supply chain.

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