The anti-counterfeit agency has seized goods Worth over Ksh 50 Million at China Square, a one stop shop located at Unicity mall Thika Road.
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) seized goods worth Ksh50 million from the premises to investigate infringement claims on intellectual property.
A Kenyan-based company claimed ownership of trademark finder – a brand name under which finder branded goods were sold at China Square. According to the local company, they are the owner of the domain name Finder.
Lei Cheng, the China Square proprietor, however, intimated to the press that the infringement claims were a plot to kick him out of business.
He added that the dispute was a misunderstanding from the manufacturer based in China and was already resolved.
The shop has been at the centre of controversy since its launch on January 29, 2023, after Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria revealed his intentions of kicking the China Square owner out of business.
On February 26, China Square management announced an indefinite closure and did not give a timeline on when they would resume operations.