26 Jul '11, 3am

Fake Apple Retail Stores in China Shut Down via @vernieman

Fake Apple Retail Stores in China Shut Down via @vernieman

Fake Apple Retail Store, Kunming. Source: China Daily Two of five fake Apple Retail Stores in Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan province which have be operating without business licenses, have been closed by local authorities. Authorities are also waiting for Apple to respond before they decide on whether they will close the other three unlicensed stores. The fake Apple Retail Stores have been getting substantial media attention globally, and subsequently, customer traffic to the stores have also increased. The stores blatantly infringes intellectual property rights by mimicking the design of Apple’s store fronts. Apparently some staff didn’t even realize the shops were not actual Apple stores. China is the haven for fake goods, where copyright and intellectual property laws are lax and under-enforced. Cities like Shenzhen and Guangzhou are infamous for knock-of...

Full article: http://vernonchan.com/2011/07/fake-apple-retail-stores-in...

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