The woes against one-stop shop China Square have continued to escalate after goods worth Ksh50 million were seized by the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA).
In the latest row, the business hub which sits on Kenyatta University’s UniCity Mall is accused of copyright infringement after Smithmo Company Ltd, a Kenyan company claimed ownership of the trademark finder, a brand name whose goods are sold by the retailer.
An audit was conducted on Monday, February 27, 2023, to ascertain the credibility of the claims made by the local retailer.
Speaking to a local tv station, Ibrahim Bule, ACA regional manager asserted that investigations were still ongoing to seek truth in the allegations made by Smithmo company.
He assured buyers and the China Square management that they will give a conclusive report on the findings once investigations are complete.
"Investigation is still ongoing, there are quite merchandised products of different brands, we will be able to give a statement after we conclude investigations,
On its part, China Square management has assured its customers that they are working together with Smithmo and the government to resolve the standoff and restore sanity.
"Officers from ACA have been here. They have assessed the products and found that the previously sealed goods are the Finder tools. All is well, and investigations are ongoing," China Square's lawyer, Josephine Oyombe stated.