H.K. customs officers get anti-piracy seminar


CORRECTED 12:29 p.m. PT Nov. 4, 2007

HONG KONG -- Anti-piracy training seminars for law enforcement agents in Hong Kong have been conducted by the MPA in association with the CJ Mark Committee of the Content Overseas Distribution Assn., the MPA said Friday.

"Enforcement is an essential component of an effective IPR protection strategy," said Sam Ho, MPA director of operations, Greater China.

Sixty customs officers attended the seminars, which updated them on the latest trends in piracy and how to identify pirate products and equipment.

"As new products are from time to time launched in the market, ways to quickly differentiate the pirated goods are increasingly important to law enforcement officers," said Ben Ho, head of Hong Kong Customs Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau.