in this week by Ho Chi Minh City authorities at Ideas appliance
shopping center found counterfeit items on display without certificates
The Ideas shopping center, located at 141A-B
Cach Mang Thang Tam street in District 1, was caught displaying 361
electric irons with trademark Hitoshi – Hi 588-200v.
According to the investigation team, the items were without
certificates of origin or country of origin details printed on the
The goods have shape and model similar to those under the Philips
registered trademark, a long-standing and recognized manufacturer in
the Vietnamese market.
Local authorities said they were still ironing out the details of the
case, as the investigation is ongoing.
(Source: Vietnam Economy- July 15, 2006)