25 Apr 15

Posted by Blogger Oduor12

I was once told by an officer from the ACA that it very simple for GMFC officials to approach them and they can effectively deal with the issue of fake jersey and so by extension any fake GMFC products. They simply pose as buyers then the seller has to prove that he is sourcing his products from the legitimate source.
Another way is to make the product widely available in known supermarkets.
Unless EC brings the mysteries of “gate collections” in this project then it should be able to cushion the club’s finances a great deal.

About ACA

Background
The Anti-Counterfeit Agency was established under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandates to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting, combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods, devise and promote training programs to combat counterfeiting and co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting.

It is a state corporation currently within the Ministry of Industrialization. Although the Act was passed by Kenya’s Parliament in 2008, it came into force on 1st July 2009 with the principal aim of prohibiting trade in counterfeit goods. The Agency came into operation in June 2010.

Vision
The Vision of the Agency is that it aspires to be the global leader in combating counterfeiting.

Mission
Its Mission is to combat counterfeiting and prohibit trade in counterfeit goods through training, research, consumer awareness and co-ordination with national, regional and international organizations in the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights.

The Motto of the Agency is: educate, enforce, eliminate

Mandate
The mandate of the Agency is clearly indicated in section 5 of the Act. The Act mandates the Agency to:

Enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting;
Combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods in Kenya in accordance with this Act;
Devise and promote training programs on combating counterfeiting;
Co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting;
Cary out any other functions prescribed for it under any of the provisions of this Act or under any other written law; and
Perform any other duty that may directly or indirectly contribute to the attainment of the foregoing.

Core Values

Integrity,
professionalism,
teamwork & commitment,
customer focus,
corporate social responsibility

Anti-Counterfeit Agency
Kenyatta Avenue,
Telposta Towers, 4th Floor,
P.O. Box, 47771-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
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Hotline : 020 2280111
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