Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Eyewitness Reports Fake Olympic Merchandise Omnipresent in Beijing's Tourist Area

Despite more positive reports in the past, see here and special regulations on the protection of products with the Olympic logo in 2002, see here, infringements of Olympic IPRs is widespread in Beijing's tourist areas, according to eyewitness correspondent Mr Rene A. Henry in his article ' Special from Beijing: Fake Olympic Merchandise Big Seller in China':

"Probably the most egregious was at the Great Wall. Here BOCOG [Beijing Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games IP Dragon] has two officially licensed stores selling their complete product lines. I saw vendors selling their fake products right outside the door of these licensed stores, which provide royalties and income for BOCOG."

Read Mr Henry's article for the Huntington News here.

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