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    IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    IPD vows to drive out pirated goods
    19 Jun 2017 at 04:30
    NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: PHUSADEE ARUNMAS

    Pirated goods will be wiped out from six locations in the country in the next month, Intellectual Property Department (IPD) director-general Thosapone Dansuputra has vowed.

    The targeted locations are Maboonkrong (MBK) shopping centre, Pantip Plaza, Klong Thom, Ban Mor and Chatuchak weekend market. Outside Bangkok, crackdowns have been launched at the Rong Klua market in Sa Kaeo on the border with Cambodia.

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    Re: IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    That time of the years again. Time to roll out the camera crews.
    "Repudiate bullshit wherever you find it. Reason is worth standing up for." - Peter Boghossian



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    Re: IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    It seems to me that the current regime is trying to stamp out most of the reasons that tourists visit Thailand for in the first place.

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    Re: IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    They are, as they have declared in the past, after a better class of tourists. The translation of that is people who have a lot of money to spend and do not need to buy counterfeit, or down market in anything, as there is more profit to be made.

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    Re: IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    Some years ago, I was talking to a hotel manager (Thai) during a very slow tourist season and asked him why room rates were so high - I had thought they would be discounting. He said that since there were fewer tourists, they had to charge more to keep up their income targets. I walked away scratching my head........ THAT is Thailand.

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    Re: IPD vows to drive out pirated goods

    MBK raid nets over 5,000 items of counterfeit and substandard products
    in General | June 23, 2017 | By Thai PBS Reporters

    Police and officials of Intellectual Properties Department seized more than 1,000 counterfeit wristwatches and over 4,000 substandard cosmetic items in a raid of MBK Center shopping mall on Friday.

    Twenty suspects were held in police custody on charges of selling unregistered products and products which do not have price tags as well as substandard cosmetics which were not properly registered.

    Pol Maj-Gen Surachet Hakparn who led the raid said police had received many complaints of counterfeit and substandard products being widely and openly sold at the MBK shopping mall.

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