Category Archives: Intellectual Property

iPhone 5 Is Finally Here In China

Oh sorry, did you think I meant the phone? Well, I’m happy to say the arrival of the iPhone 5 in China is imminent, but in the mean time, you can enjoy the last days of summer with some iPhone … Continue reading

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Tommy Welai Copycat

I was in Suzhou last week for some team building activities and I had a little walk around the city centre. I think Chinese clothing retail Tommy Welai (of course named after WoAi’s famous cat) has become so successful, some … Continue reading

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China Officially Welcomes The New iPad

So after paying Proview 60 million US dollars to acquire the rights to use the “iPad” name in China, Apple today launched the latest (3rd generation) version of their popular tablet. To avoid the chaos that surrounded the iPhone 4S … Continue reading

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Apple’s Latest Product Revealed

There’s strong speculation that Apple’s next big product will be a TV of some kind. But that’s all just a diversion and I can tell you all now that the next big thing from Apple is in fact … the … Continue reading

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Introducing The 50 Cent Louis Vuitton Bag

If you were hoping for a post about Curtis Jackson, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. You all know that fake designer bags and watches are widely available in China. Every time we have visitors from the UK, they get very … Continue reading

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“Fake” Ikea Store

So hot on the heels of the fake Apple Store story comes the “fake” IKEA story, coincidentally also in the western city of Kunming. Well, not really. Some people disagree, but I think there’s a difference between “copycat” and fake. … Continue reading

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Notify Me, Never!

This is sort of an update to the Kunming fake Apple Store story, but with some additional background that I didn’t mention last time round about my foolish decision to tick a notifcation box. The story was the fake Apple … Continue reading

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Kunming Apple Store

Being the curious types that we are, we struck up some conversation with these salespeople who, hand to God, all genuinely think they work for Apple. I wrote about a rather pathetic attempt at a fake Apple store in Shanghai … Continue reading

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From NYC to Beijing – Central Perk

Chandler, Phoebe, Monica and Joey enjoying a few lattes at Beijing’s Central Perk On my way back from Guangzhou I read with interest in the free China Daily that some enterprising Friends fan had opened a copy of the famous … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Phantom “Chinatown Edition”

Chinese car manufacturer Geely has recently launched the Geely GE, which looks remarkably similar to the Rolls Royce Phantom which costs around 250,000 pounds. It’s been reported in various media like The Telegraph, but I have to take my hat … Continue reading

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