Singapore counterfeit goods ruling highlights why brand owners and shipping companies must cooperate
The Singapore High Court has found a freight company not liable for the transport of counterfeit goods from China. The landmark decision is bad news for rights holders who seek effective means to tackle the container shipping of fake goods, and who have other concerns about proposed changes to customs regulations in the city-state. But in underscoring the importance of voluntary cooperation between brands and shipping lines for stemming the flow of knock-off goods, the ruling may have a silver lining.
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