Friday, 2 December 2011

Anti-Counterfeit Friday

On the morn of ex top cop and head of Interpol, Jackie Selebi's (right), appeal decision in South Africa against his corruption charge that could see him sent to jail, Afro-IP brings you their regular post highlighting the damaging problem of counterfeiting on the continent. Corrupt cops and border officials are partly to blame ... For previous ACF posts, click here.

Counterfeit goods: Where to go for a Chinese BlackBerry
Financial Times (Subscription based)
Similar 
counterfeit brands exist for other phones in similar markets across east Africa's towns and cities. They sell in the thousands to lower income consumers, unable to afford the real thing, but seduced by big brand names. ..



Africa: Western Union Offering Support for Diaspora Entrepreneurs
AllAfrica.com
Look at SPROXIL in Nigeria addressing the issue of 
counterfeit pharmaceuticals prevalent throughout Africa. SPROXIL has generated deals with pharmaceutical companies where they put a code behind a scratch-off label and consumers can SMS the number to ...



East Africa: Regional Parliament Wakes Up to Fight Counterfeits
AllAfrica.com
The East African Parliament has demanded that the five partner states implement and operationalise laws against 
counterfeit products, which have continued to flood the regional markets. Officials also want states to enforce stiffer penalties for ...



Counterfeits Dragging EAC Single Customs Plan
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Counterfeit goods menace is slowing down the implementation of the East Africa Community single customs territory because of some porous borders within member states, a new report has ...



Nokia Fights
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Nokia, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers, has intensified its war against 
counterfeit products on the market. This was revealed by Nokia's Head of marketing East and Southern ...



Honeywell extends fight against fake refrigerants
ACR News
We are taking the necessary actions to protect that investment and ensure that users get the high-quality product they need," said Paul Sanders, Managing Director for Honeywell Fluorine Products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. ...



Microsoft: Highlighting Dangers of Counterfeit Software
THISDAY Live
... Microsoft's Corporate Attorney for Anti-Piracy for the Middle East and Africa region. “People all over the world are making quick money from pirated and 
counterfeit software and their actions are adversely affecting local and global economies. ...



Pirated software leads to infection
Gadget
The trade in 
counterfeit goods is costing South Africa millions of rands annually in lost revenues, says Mandla Mnyatheli, chief director of company and IP enforcement with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). “Every day we strive to compete in ...



Kenya sees local criminal networks driving counterfeit crime
Xinhua
Kenya's two main cigarette manufacturing companies, the BAT East Africa and Mastermind Tobacco have previously reported high levels of counterfeiting. The official said so far, most of cases in court on 
counterfeit involve selling of counterfeited ...


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1 comment:

IPKenya said...

Stumbled across the Microsoft East Africa "Buy Genuine" website. Multi-functional, Well designed and informative.

Here's the link: http://www.buygenuine.co.ke/