HC Deb 23 April 1980 vol 983 cc175-6W
Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to stop South Korean manufacturers trading on the reputation of British standards by utilising the stamping of their goods with the word " England " and the Union Jack.

Mr. Parkinson

[pursuant to his reply, 18 April 1980, c. 730]: The Republic of Korea has recently acceded to the Paris convention for the protection of industrial property 1883, as amended. With effect from 4 May 1980, the accession will place on Korea the obligation to assure effective protection against unfair competition and in particular to prohibit confusing, false or misleading indications as to the nature, manufacturing process, characteristics or suitability of the goods.