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Court Hands Chinese Man 9 months for Selling Fake Replicas

The Lusaka Magistrate Court has sentenced a Chinese national to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for selling fake national team replica jerseys.

Magistrate Greenwell Malumani sentenced Huang Bing of house number 7269 Makeni in Lusaka after having found him guilty of selling good bearing a false trademark.

Bing was on January 20, 2018 nabbed for selling 24 pieces of replicas bearing a false trademark valued at K3, 600.

In sentencing Bing, the magistrate said that the offence committed was very serious and amounted to theft.

“It is my view that the offence of the sale of jerseys bearing false trademark is equivalent to theft. The trademark is patented and is a work of creativity so people can learn to be creative when their works are protected,” he said.

“This is one case that should send a clear message especially for a foreign nationals that come to do business in Zambia.”

Bing was charged for sale of goods bearing false description in accordance with CAP 405 of the Merchandise Marks Act.

The Football Association of Zambia is set to offload on the market the replicas for the new KoPa jersey.

KoPa is FAZ’s own brand that was unveiled at the just ended African Nations Championship (CHAN).

(Source: FAZ Media)

5 Comments

  1. Sir Boston Gere

    The Chinese are indeed our friends. We are now even sharing prisons with hard labour?

  2. Randy Shackelford

    Now, if Zambia would arrest and sentence those who are bringing poor quality unreliable Chinese tools and goods into the country, development and prosperity would occur much faster.

  3. Sj

    Let that Choncoli be shown the Exit back to Chaina after serving Sentence. If Chinese increased so much in number that they should make news in social media?
    AChinese national wants to build a Shopping mall @ a school close to Wusakile Sec,school, some were caught on camera spilling waste matter in wrong place(river),not forgetting the deal @ the black mountain in Kitwe also their involvement in the Mukula tree trade as well their habit of making local nationals work with improper work suits when the Chinese are seen in full work suits. The list seems endless. Are they aware of keeping in check with the laws of the land? Or they need Orientation. Comment

  4. Sj

    Let that Choncoli be shown the Exit back to Chaina after serving Sentence. Have Chinese increased so much in number that they should make news in social media about theft?
    A Chinese national wants to build a Shopping mall @ a school near Wusakile Sec,school in Kitwe, some were caught on camera (On TV) spilling waste matter in wrong place from newly built structure into a river, not forgetting the deal @ the black mountain in Kitwe, also their involvement in the Mukula tree trade, as well their habit of making local nationals work with improper work suits when the Chinese are seen in full work suits. The list seems endless. Are they (Chinese) aware of keeping in check with the laws of the land or are not in the least bothered because they see some loop holes? Or they need Orientation. Comment

  5. mulase

    I hate fake items but I have no option buying them coz they ar affordable to me.Genuine items believe me come with exaggerated prices only affordable to the elite.Believe me not Lusaka is full of fake items and if this govt wz to take on the spot inventory ma ma ma ma most of the traders wud be arrested.

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