Why Could Polo Ralph Lauren/Burberry Clone Get Trademark In Hong Kong?

The outdoor advertisement of Polo Santa Roberta no longer has theBurberry tartan pattern background “Buy one get one free” Is this what luxury goods manufacturers such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Burberry want to be associated with?  Here you can see the ® of registered trademark on the promotional poster Still Polo Santa Roberta bags use […]

IP Dragon Checks International Clothes Market in Beijing: “Waterbedding” Effect of Trademark Enforcement

Building of the International Clothes Market  While all eyes are fixed on Silk Market in Beijing, IP Dragon focuses its attention to the International Clothes Market in Beijing to check whether counterfeit apparel and bags were on sale. Let’s first take a look at the notorious Silk Market. Tim Smith of Rouse Beijing sent his intern Dominic […]

Beijing’s Silk Market

IP Komodo’s friend Tim Smith of Rouse was curious to know what was happening at the famous Beijing Silk Market. He asked his intern Dominic to take a look and here is what they found. Large public notices appear around the market issued by the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce, concerning counterfeit goods. The […]

The lizard’s weekly China news roundup

IP Komodo hears righteous indignation expressed by bosses at Beijing’s famous Silk Market on Wednesday at a United States trade report that accuses the mall of being “notorious” for fake goods. A Ms Hu stated to the press “I don’t care about what any other media is saying about (the Silk Market). We’re doing our […]

Polo Santa Roberta “Original” Mix of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Brand And Burberry Tartan Pattern



Spotted today in Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong: a shop with bags that carry the brand Polo Santa Roberta. Sounds very similar to the brand of Ralph Lauren; Polo and it looks very similar to the tartan pattern of Burberry.

Ai-ah! Another knock-off using the same ingredients: see Marco Polo Hiuui, here.


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Silk Market Vendors of Counterfeit Goods Terrorise Law Firm

Remember the Silk Market Appeal Case/Landlord Case about which I blogged at the exact same date, but then in 2006? Read here. Well, a lot has happened in the mean time: The Beijing Silk Market (before known as Silk Street or Silk Alley) vendors of counterfeit Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada products, have […]

3 of Baker McKenzie’s Cases Elected By Supreme People’s Court As 2006 Top 10 IPR Cases

Three of the ‘ Top ten cases’ in 2006 elected by the Supreme People’s Court concerns cases won by Baker & McKenzie: Sony Corporation versus Guangzhou Top Power Electronics Co., Ltd.; Starbucks versus Shanghai Xinbake Coffee Shop Ltd; Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry and Louis Vuitton versus Beijing Xiushui Haosen Clothing Market. IP Dragon congratulates Mr. […]