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Knockoff Report™ #588

China Expands Influence in Pakistan by Flooding Markets with Knockoff Goods Virginia Woman Pocketed $1M Buying Designer Handbags, Returning Chinese Knockoffs in Their Place Congress Strengthens Trade-related Intellectual Property Protection Counterfeits, Knockoffs, Replicas: Parsing the Legal Implications 5 Charged With … Continue reading

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Knockoff Report™ #585: Dentists, Chainsaws and Hoverboards

Dental Patients Risk Serious Injury From ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Counterfeit Drills Imported From China For Counterfeit Fighters on Social Media, Fake Profiles Are a Real Ally Spanish Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Diesel in Counterfeit Case Judge in One Direction … Continue reading

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Knockoff Report™ #582: Facebook, Craigslist, and Fake Sports Gear

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to $2.5 Million Sports Memorabilia Fraud Scheme German court Fines Facebook $109,000 Over Intellectual Property Clause Romanian Officials Seize Nearly $2 Million in Fake Louis Vuitton, Chanel Woman Sets Up Sting After Craigslist ‘Hamilton’ Scam JD.com … Continue reading

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Why the New gTLDs Don’t Matter

If somebody wanted to name their product or company during the Dot Com Boom they wanted to own the .com.  After all, it was the Dot Com Boom, not the Dot Poo Boom.  Their second choice was .net, then .org, and … Continue reading

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Cents and Censorbility

Google recently forfeited a half billion dollars generated by counterfeit drugs sales after being being held responsible by the United States Department of Justice.  Google stock then quickly dropped 22 percent from $627 to $490 per share.  Is it possible that investors may … Continue reading

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Don’t Drop the SOPA

Imagine a world where all of the world’s creative works are reduced to ones and zeros and the control of that art is in the hands of a few tycoons.  A world where those same few Wall Street companies have … Continue reading

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