Chinese customs cops claim to have confiscated a whopping 76 million items thought to have broken copyright laws last year, many of them electronics, highlighting the persistent problems associated with IPR in the Middle Kingdom. Some 98 per cent of the goods – accounted for in 20,464 batches – violated trademark rights, the …
Yes and the bribes allow ten times what is 'found' and seized to continue their journey.
This announcement is just window dressing.
Enough with the "MEEELLION" stuff. Tedious!
Tsk tsk, these goods are for export only.
Cost of doing business
The Customs police always take their share.
after seeing the volume that gets through..
we have warehouses full of the stuff being sold day in and day out in the Bay Area, everything from scooters, to laptop batteries and everything in between. Getting so bad that even actual Chinese are getting ripped off-the "traditional" medicine shops are getting adulterated ginseng and other herbs (sometimes even nothing at all) that are even less effective than before. Tons and cubic meters of fraudulent goods.
If they got 76 million products, they must have counted a single bottle of pills as 50 or a hundred "products".
Now to be fair, some of these "frauds" are not only exactly the same product, but even manufactured by the very same individuals who make the "official" version. The difference being, how much goes to the licensee and therefore the difference in price.
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