Honey Laundering, Or How Chinese Lead And Indian Antibiotics Become Indian “Honey”

IP Dragon Weekend Edition 蜜蜂 (Mandarin mi4 feng1 Cantonese mat6 fung1)  = honey bee   蜂蜜 (Mandarin feng1 mi4 Cantonese fung1 mat6)  = bee honey  Two time Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for investigative journalism, Andrew Schneider wrote an interesting article about Chinese honey that is imported to the U.S. via India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia (and for some time […]

Reaction to Professor Navarro’s China Bashing: We Get What We Paid For

Due to the melamine scare many Chinese parents buy milk powder in foreign supermarkets; such as Walmart, or in Hong KongPhoto Danny Friedmann July last year I posted a blog about professor Peter Navarro who questioned whether profit making is the only goal of Chinese counterfeiters, read here. Now IP Dragon likes provocative straight forward opinions […]

You Cannot Buy A Real Egg In China Without Breaking it

“When you start with a portrait and try to find pure form by abstracting more and more, you must end up with an egg.” If we paraphrase Pablo Picasso’s phrase into: When you want to find the purest form of counterfeit product in China by abstracting more and more, you must end up with an […]

Knocked Up Because of Knock Off Or How To Protect The Protection

The US condom brand Trojan had problems with Chinese counterfeiters, read ‘Born Thanks To Counterfeiters‘ medio 2008. However, it became clear that also other brands are coping with trademark infringements. Usage of these counterfeits can cause serious health problems (sexual transmittable diseases) and unplanned pregnancy, because of substandard quality. Several, if not all, condom brands […]

TRIPs Amendment; China’s Medicine For A New Pandemic?

It is good to be prepared for the worst. Zhu Zhe of the China Daily reports that last Sunday, during the 30th session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China’s legislature accepted an amendment to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) to enhance access to […]

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Warns Against Counterfeit Circuit Breaks, Viagra and Shampoo

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) warned against several counterfeit products from China, Russia and Pakistan causing health and safety risks, reports Robers Fife for CTV. Some of the counterfeit products have high levels of the wrong ingredient: Viagra knock-offs with road paint as a colouring agant and Brick dust as a binding agent. Or […]