n Without Prejudice - Grey goods : sometimes a matter of life or death : intellectual property

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



What happens in a situation when genuine articles, such as high pressure vessels or electrical goods, manufactured by the actual manufacturer, are imported into South Africa but where the manufacturer's labels have been removed and replaced with falsified labels bearing fictitious serial numbers? The labels do not specify the electrical, oil and refrigerant information critical to safe and efficient installation and operation of the goods but bear the manufacturer's trade marks?

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