Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Ugandan authorities squeeze imported toothpaste tubes

Here, courtesy of Afro Leo's friend and fellow-blogger Louise O'Callaghan, comes news that the Commercial Court has ordered the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to detain consignments of “Collage Herbal Toothpaste” that had been sent to the Kampala Stocks Supermarket until a case against it is heard. This followed an application by Colgate-Palmolive seeking a temporary order restraining Kampala Stocks Supermarket from collecting the goods currently under URA custody, saying the firm had infringed its trade mark rights and was also committing acts of passing off.

Collage Herbal Toothpaste is made in China. According to Alibaba the producer can supply 200,000 units a day.

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