The HCLA has received several enquiries concerning some companies that use confusing and remarkably similar names to HCLA and claim to provide the same type of services as HCLA from the Netherlands. We would, therefore, like to make the following announcement:
People are free to set up a legitimate company and make use of generic names such as “The Hague,” “Amsterdam,” etc. However, according to the law and the jurisprudence of the Dutch courts, the establishment of a company using misleading or confusing names is a violation of commercial norms and constitutes a form of fraud.
The HCLA- NETWORK is a well-known establishment based in The Hague, which retains several trade names, including HCLA, HIILA, HCILA, HCILI. Therefore, any use of the HCLA trade names by paper companies which originate mainly from Non-EU countries and pretend to provide the same type of services as HCLA constitutes a misleading and confusing act regarding the HCLA trade names and services.
HCLA will take the necessary legal action against anyone who attempts to cause any damage to the HCLA’s reputation and rights.