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Uhrforum.de: Lukas Zero in big trouble

Freedom of speech yes, but ... Uhrforum.de: Lukas Zero in big trouble

(01/2012) Lukas Zero is the operator and person responsible for Uhrforum.de. During the last few weeks, false assertions about TrustedWatch were spread repeatedly in this forum. TrustedWatch reported this fact in several articles about their dealings with Lukas Zero as a responsible operator.

Uhrforum.de: Lukas Zero concedes to calling for a boycott

Watch Forums Distance Themselves Uhrforum.de: Lukas Zero concedes to calling for a boycott

(12/2011) It's getting lonely for Lukas Zero and his Uhrforum.de. During the last few days, the most important Swiss watch forum has deleted information in a thread regarding discussions between Uhrforum.de and TrustedWatch. The most famous German watch forum has completely deleted its thread. Both forums were permitted to carry out these deletions by prior agreement, and without recourse to legal means.

Uhrforum.de deletes and edits Reports on a Large Scale

Simply Against the Law! Uhrforum.de deletes and edits Reports on a Large Scale

(12/2011) Over the past few days, Lukas Zero, the Uhrforum.de operator, felt it was repeatedly necessary to edit or delete reports and articles regarding TrustedWatch. Obviously the operator of Uhrforum.de is now aware - even if this enlightenment has occurred to him at a very late stage - that publishing false assertions about Trustedwatch.de, as well as infringing copyright, is purely and simply illegal!

LSU Hamburg and Chrono24.com

Just look at that! LSU Hamburg and Chrono24.com

(10/2011) Michael Winter is an experienced lawyer and always in the service of his clients. Indeed, he had not reckoned with the fact that his engagement as a columnist with TrustedWatch would supply to him with so many clients who were cheated during purchases of luxury watches online. His current case deals with the LSU Luxus Schmuck- und Uhrenhandelsgesellschaft mbH, which has its headquarters in Hamburg. Michael Winter is now representing two aggrieved parties.

Gold Rolex watch leads to brutal robbers

Crime solved after 17 years Gold Rolex watch leads to brutal robbers

(09/2011) With the help of a retired watchmaker from Frankfurt am Main, the CID in Eschwege were able solve a much publicised armed robbery on a businessman in Königstein that took place in June 1994.

80.000 fake luxury watches seized

Success for the Spanish Police 80.000 fake luxury watches seized

(09/2011) The Spanish police in Palma used an anonymous tip-off to land an impressive blow against the international bootlegging mafia. At a raid on three garages in the Playa de Palma, a total of 80,000 fake brand-name and luxury watches were seized.

Swatch wins Russian domain case at the 3rd attempt

Decision finally reached regarding the swatch.ru legal case Swatch wins Russian domain case at the 3rd attempt

(06/2011) The Federal Court of the District of Moscow confirmed in a decision from the 23rd of May 2011 the current position of the Court of Appeal as well as the Court of the Region of Moscow regarding the domain name swatch.ru. According to the Federal Court it was correct to forbid the use of this domain name to the owner of the domain swatch.ru, and to oblige him to transfer this to the Swatch AG.

Online auction risks: AUCTIONATA auctions off luxury watches live

Caution with online watch auctions Online auction risks: AUCTIONATA auctions off luxury watches live

(06/2011) Online auctions have become a standard practice thanks to Ebay. In the meantime, many other auction portals have appeared on the internet, some of which have as wide a range as Ebay, some of which specialise in a certain product. With the live auctioning off of luxury watches, AUCTIONATA, the Austrian start-up enterprise, is currently starting off along this road, promising "the first real-time auction of luxury watches on the internet.“

Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie started a campaign against counterfeiting

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie started a campaign against counterfeiting

(06/2011) The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) started a campaign to show the true face of counterfeiting and raise public awareness. The Foundation's latest campaign tackles counterfeiting from a new angle and asks: "Do you have a choice? Don't be a partner in crime." It appeared in the British Financial Times newspaper today on June 8th, media partner of the FHH. The campaign features a picture of a watchmaker at the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Differences emerge at the Swiss Watch Industry Association FH

Controversial strengthening of the Swiss Made label Differences emerge at the Swiss Watch Industry Association FH

(04/2011) The Swiss Watch Industry Association FH is currently seeking a change in the specifications required to qualify for the "Swiss Made" label award from the Swiss authorities in an attempt to permanently protect the credibility and the value of Swiss origin. The current standard allows watches to display the "Swiss Made" label which only contain a very low proportion of Swiss-made parts.

Break-in at the AudemarsPiguet Watch Museum now practically solved

Police Arrest Three Suspects Break-in at the AudemarsPiguet Watch Museum now practically solved

(04/2011) It was a spectacular coup: The burglary on the 15th of September 2010 at the AudemarsPiguet watch museum in Brassus in the Vallée de Joux. That night the previously unknown suspects broke into the first floor of the museum using a ladder and carried off two million Swiss francs worth of luxury watches within the space of just 4 minutes. After the robbery, the culprits fled to France.

Stolen Rolex Gold has never been seen again

Perpetrators brought to Justice Stolen Rolex Gold has never been seen again

(03/2011) A 24-year-old Frenchman actually stole 16 kilos of gold from the Rolex watch manufacturer's in May last year, worth approximately 500,000 Swiss francs. The man was employed as a temporary worker in the foundry at Rolex in the quality assurance department as a gold bar tester.

Tenth Arbitrazh Appellate Court confirms decision in favour of Swatch

Domain name swatch.ru Tenth Arbitrazh Appellate Court confirms decision in favour of Swatch

(02/2011) In a decision rendered on 7 February 2011, the Russian Tenth Arbitrazh Appellate Court confirmed the position taken by the Court of the Region of Moscow according to which the registrant of swatch.ru was prohibited from using said domain name and ordered to transfer the domain to Swatch Ltd.

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