Counterfeiter Burgundy Wine Is No Connoisseur, But Neither Are Many Chinese Consumers, Yet

The French newspaper Le Midi Libre reports about a wine from the domaine de la Romanée Conti à Vosne-Romanée which was counterfeited in China.  Oftentimes the counterfeiters manufacture a product that is almost identical to the genuine product. However, this time the counterfeiters are no connaiseurs. Unfortunately many people in their target market, China, also lack […]

Demystifying Intellectual Property Rights With Professor David Llewelyn

Professor Llewelyn before a scholarly audience, including professor Barton Beebe on the right

 

 

Professor David Llewelyn’s latest presentation did not miss to resonate with a scholarly audience. The earlier presentations IP Dragon attended included the highly relevant topic such as “Leveraging your IP” and testified an ability to clarify in a concise way, such as explaining all IP in one hour.  This time professor Llewelyn spoke at the ‘Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Brands’, June 16, 2012 at HKU.

 

 

IPR is getting too complex

As the last speaker of the day professor Llewelyn gave his view unapologetically on the previous presentations which included a deluge of social theories:  “Veblen? Intellectual property rights are already too complex.”
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Fake iPhones: Rip-off or Innovation

iPhone in relation to China is in the news again. Stan Abrams of China Hearsay wrote about the alleged looming problems with Apple’s iPhone trademark in China, see here. And then I was interviewed by Sophie Pilgrim of France 24, the French BBC so to say, about a video by MacMedics and about iPhones, counterfeiting […]

Taiwan’s Three Strikes Sanction Less Strict Than French Equivalent

In the rebound the French Assemblée national adopted the Hadopi law today, which includes a “three strikes” sanction for file sharers of pirated works: repeat offenders will have their internet connection cut off after the third offense, see the France24.fr video about it here (in French) or here (in English). Besides France, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan has proposed an amendment […]