Confusion of Tongues in China and Counterfeiters as Arbitrageurs of Language

Counterfeit trademarks in China: Castel’s “uniqueness is arrested”, Penfolds has become victim of “get rich in a hurry”   By Danny Friedmann   Until the majority of the Chinese population is more familiar with foreign brand names, foreign brands should take the destiny of their own brand in China in their own hand. If foreign […]

The Lizard’s weekly news roundup

Some of the more interesting news stories IP Komodo has spotted this week: CNN reports on the growth in counterfeit wine trade in China. Destruction of the bottles is now common practice at the auction houses, for original fine wine bottles are not reused. Label errors are a common giveaway, but recorked fine wines (putting […]