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17 December 2019
Dubai Customs has 20/20 vision
With Expo 2020 Dubai fast approaching, Dubai Customs is stepping into the spotlight as a leader in anti-counterfeiting efforts
12 April 2019
UAE - Dubai Customs
The end of April brings Dubai Customs' annual IP Week
17 April 2019
Milan presentation
On 5 April 2019 IP Whiz gave a presentation at the FENDI Showroom in Milan to several famous Italian brand owners
8 January 2019
UAE - Dubai EDD
On 29 January 2019, Dubai Economic Development Department (EDD) presented top awards to IP Whiz in three categories
18 March 2021
Best IP firm for third year
Dubai EDD has awarded IP Whiz for its work during the challenging year of 2020
7 June 2021
IP Film Awards
12 September 2021
Honour amongst thieves
China gives us an interesting lesson about criminal morality
12 September 2021
Honour amongst thieves

Over 2,000 years ago the great Roman lawyer, philosopher and statesman, Cicero, coined the concept of 'Honour amongst thieves’.

In February 2020, Mr Wang (not his real name) set up a factory slightly to the west of Guangzhou to produce counterfeit smartphone-related products. Three months later, our vigilant China team uncovered Mr Wang’s illegal activities and on behalf of our client filed a complaint with the local Public Security Bureau (China’s Police). During the subsequent raid a total of over 73,000 counterfeit products were seized, including 16 moulds.

Rather than expressing contrition, Mr Wang was very angry. Delving into the cause of his anger, we discovered that he believed it was his old boss who had tipped off the police. Mr Wang declared it wasn’t fair because his old boss (who by coincidence was also called Mr Wang - not his real name) was an even bigger counterfeiter.

To help Mr Wang vent his understandable fury, the PSB officers asked him the address of his boss’ factory. They duly despatched 6 of their colleagues to visit that factory and ended up seizing another 94,000 products there.

All in all it was a very good day hunting for us, the PSB and our client.

Clearly, there is isn’t any honour amongst thieves who throw each other under the bus.

17 December 2019
Dubai Customs has 20/20 vision
With Expo 2020 Dubai fast approaching, Dubai Customs is stepping into the spotlight as a leader in anti-counterfeiting efforts
12 April 2019
UAE - Dubai Customs
The end of April brings Dubai Customs' annual IP Week
17 April 2019
Milan presentation
On 5 April 2019 IP Whiz gave a presentation at the FENDI Showroom in Milan to several famous Italian brand owners
8 January 2019
UAE - Dubai EDD
On 29 January 2019, Dubai Economic Development Department (EDD) presented top awards to IP Whiz in three categories
18 March 2021
Best IP firm for third year
Dubai EDD has awarded IP Whiz for its work during the challenging year of 2020
7 June 2021
IP Film Awards
12 September 2021
Honour amongst thieves
China gives us an interesting lesson about criminal morality