Security personnel on Thursday seized and detained a quantity of automobile accessories from Sadat Car Accessories Enterprise at Abbosey Okai in Accra for infringing on the trademark of the sole agent in Ghana.
The goods bore the trademark "CARRYBOY", which according to the Police belonged to Robert Ashie Kotei Ventures Limited as the sole agent in Ghana.
This followed an order for the seizure and detention of goods bearing the trademark by the Commercial Division of the High Court presided by Mr Justice Marful-Sau, an Appeal Court Judge.
The order signed on November 1, 2007 empowered the Customs Excise and Preventive Service to seize and prevent from entering the channels of trade all goods being automobiles and automobile accessories bearing the trademark with the logo.
It also ordered the Ghana Police Service to enter the shop of Sadat Car Accessories opposite the Central Mosque at Abbossey Okai and other outlets and warehouse and to seize all goods bearing the trademark.
The Security personnel could, however, not carry out another order by the Commercial Division of the High Court presided by Justice Barbara Ackah-Yensu, to seize and detain automobile accessories bearing the trademark at Pycses Company Limited at Osu also in Accra.
Automobile accessories bearing the trademark were not found at the store of Pycses Company but according to the security personnel the automobile accessories bearing the trademark were at the warehouse but the attendants claimed the Proprietor of the company had travelled out of the country and therefore could not open the warehouse.
The Assistant Manager of Sadat Car Accessories, Mr Solomon Annor-Baah, said the company had been served with the order but the Lawyers of the Enterprise had advised that since there was a Court order they should allow the Security personnel to take the goods away for the matter to be settled in court.
The managing Director of Richard Ashie Kotei Ventures Limited could not be reached when newsmen attempted to get his comments on the exercise.