A Chinese national has pleaded guilty to forging a trademark for Bata Shoe company.

Tang Weihua, 42, of Makeni in Lusaka is facing a charge of forgery of trademarks and prohibition of sale of goods bearing forged trademark.

When the matter came up, the accused admitted the charges before Lusaka magistrate David Simusamba.

Weihua, on 25th september, 2017 had in possession 2,572 pairs of shoes bearing a trademark resembling that of bata shoe company.

On the same date weihua with intent to deceive sold shoes baring a trademark resembling that of Bata shoe company.