30 Apr '16, 8am

Stop selling paper fakes for burning, Gucci says in letters to Hong Kong stores

HONG KONG (THE NEW PAPER) - Two shops selling paper offerings in Hong Kong have been served legal letters by Gucci after they were found to be selling items bearing logos similar to the Italian brand’s. The luxury brand said the paper representations of its products violated its copyright, reported Apple Daily. Some of the items sold were paper versions of the fashion house’s handbags, to be burnt as offerings for those in the afterlife, reported the Financial Times. The shopkeepers said the letter from Gucci’s legal representative asked them to stop selling the novelty paper offerings immediately. One shopkeeper said: “I am neither the manufacturer nor the supplier, why are they picking on me?” She claimed that she did not recognise that her products resembled Gucci’s as she has never owned anything from the luxury brand, reported the Hong Kong Free Press website. The leg...

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