This is becoming a common occurrence, which is a good thing: Chinese police, working with US law enforcers, uncovered a major transnational criminal case of manufacturing and exporting fake international brands and arrested 73 suspects. The police has [sic] confiscated over 20,000 counterfeit bags branded as Louis Vuitton, Hermes or Coach, closed 37 illegal sites [...]
Tougher penalties for IP infringement is generally a good thing, but are long prison sentences the best deterrent?
I regularly talk about misguided brand owners who sue Chinese counterfeiters offshore and are left with useless foreign court judgments. This one’s an exception, and maybe a new trend? From the Fashion Law Blog: Deckers Outdoor Corp., Uggs’ parent company, was awarded $686 million in lawsuits against more than 3,000 China-based websites selling counterfeit Uggs. [...]
Getting a U.S. federal court default judgment against Chinese counterfeiters? That sounds like a whole lot of crazy.
Brand loyalty is a wonderful thing, and it’s nice to see that Chinese consumers are turning away from fakes. But this a bit over the top.
All sins may be equal in God’s sight, but that certainly isn’t true in present-day China. Sometimes admitting to a lesser offense is a wise move.
Fake electronics in China? Who cares? Wait, it’s iPhones? Stop the presses!
If you think that product quality scandals are a modern problem, think again. Ancient philosopher Master Feng was ahead of the curve in suggesting a marketing solution.
The iPad clones have been the talk of the Shanzhai scene since January, with several noteworthy participants, including Shenzhen Dragon Brother Industrial’s P88 and Superman Industrial’s Epad. The knockoffs vary widely in quality and features; Shanzhai.com has described the Epad as “the first honest attempt at an iPad clone.” Whatever that means. The baldfaced intellectual [...]