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Competition Commission of Pakistan issues show cause notice to S.M. food makers for copying the competitors’ trademark

Islamabad, June 17, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a Show Cause Notice to S.M. Food Makers Limited for deceptively copying the trademark/trade dress of various products of Hilal Foods, thus prima facie violating ...

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Competition Commission of Pakistan issues show cause notice to 46 suppliers of line hardware for bid rigging in tenders of over PKR 5 billion of worth floated by power distribution companies

Islamabad, June 15, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued show cause notices to 47 suppliers of Line Hardware Material to the Electric Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for prima facie operating as a cartel and enga...

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Competition Commission of Pakistan seeks public comments on draft study on LPG sector in Pakistan –

Islamabad, June 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has prepared a draft competition assessment study of the LPG Sector in Pakistan with solid recommendations for the government to introduce policy reforms, remove regulatory...

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Competition Commission of Pakistan initiates investigation against dubious housing schemes

Islamabad, January 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): Taking notice of the widespread concerns and complaints regarding the prima facie deceptive marketing practices by various housing schemes in Punjab, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has launched an enq...

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Competition Commission of Pakistan issues show cause notice to Fabric Companies for Deceptive Marketing Practices

Islamabad, October 18, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued show cause notices to eight fabric and packaging companies for deceptively using the registered trademark of ShajarPak (Pvt.) Limited, a fabric manufacturer. ShajarPak complained to CCP that five fabric manufacturers including Ahmad Pasha Collection, Aamir Cloth House, M. Ramazan Fabrics, Pasha the Designer Fabrics, Sufi Cloth House, and three packaging manufacturers – Baba Plastic, Ahmad Plastic and Dabba House, and Kausar Brothers Plastic Corner – were falsely using its registered trademark ‘Pasha Fabrics’ on the packaging and labelling of their products.

ShajarPak further said that the unauthorised use of its trademark by these companies was harming its business interest and goodwill. CCP’s enquiry found that ShajarPak had not authorised any of the above companies to use its trademark. By copying ShajarPak’s trademark and trade dress, the companies were deceiving consumers and harming the business interest of ShajarPak, a violation of Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010. Consequently, on the enquiry report’s recommendation, the CCP issued of show cause notices to the eight companies for prima facie violation of Section 10 and set a date for hearing the case.

Deceptive marketing practices have a direct impact on consumers and the public at large. It is in the interest of the public that companies refrain from advertising their products/services in an unfair and misleading manner and adopt advertising practices that are transparent and communicate the correct information to consumers. CCP is mandated under the Competition Act to ensure a healthy competition in all spheres of commercial and economic activity to enhance economic efficiency and to protect consumers from anti-competitive practices.

For more information, contact:
Director (Media and Communications)
Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)
7th Floor South, ISE Towers,
55-B, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9100260-3, +92-51-9100256
Fax: +92-51-9100251
Email: akhattak@cc.gov.pk
Website: www.cc.gov.pk

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