"We have filed two court injunctions," said Mr Paul Jakubec, managing director of Bata Shoe Company (Uganda) Ltd, at the opening of the company's 9th outlet on Luwum Street next to Avemar Shopping Mall, on Nov. 24.
"We have won one and together with the hard work of our lawyers, before the end of the year, we will have won the second," he
said counterfeiters are a big problem for Bata
because they have more than 1 million pairs of shoes on the market, with Kikuubo trading area serving as their main sales point.
"We were affected so much that we laid off some workers, and lost about 500,000 pairs in reduced production," said Jakubec