FREIGHT FORWARDER CLEARED OF SHIPPING FAKES

 

On 29th January, FIATA reported a Straits Times story that luxury brands Burberry and Louis Vuitton have failed in their attempt to hold a freight forwarder liable for trans-shipping fakes in 2 40-feet containers through Singapore.   The Court of Appeal drew a line between effective enforcement against fake goods and holding “honest commercial persons” liable who were unaware the goods were fakes.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/freight-forwarder-cleared-of-shipping-fakes

A policy statement from the industry organisation is available at –

https://fiata.com/uploads/media/FIATA_Position_Paper_-_Intellectual_Property_Rights_-_September_2010_01.pdf

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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