Thailand clamps down on cheap copies of elephant, cat pants from China


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BANGKOK - Thailand’s Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai has instructed the Customs Department to come up with measures to stem the influx of cheap trousers with traditional Thai cat and elephant patterns. Mr Phumtham, who also holds the post of deputy prime minister, said the copied versions of the cat and elephant trousers from China did not sport the exact copyrighted pattern and were of far inferior quality. “So, I have to find out how the copyright law can be used to protect the original products from these low-quality products from China,” the minister said. Elephant trousers, also known as Thai...