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Shanzhai 101 - How to scam an industry out of billions

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Mar 19, 2018

Inspired by a Red Points webinar with journalist Wade Shepard

If I mention Chinese counterfeit products, what do you imagine? Your mind might jump to comically poor knock-offs, like the ones below. Would you have imagined an immense network of highly professional manufacturers? An industry leading the charge in East Asian innovations? If not, you should probably make yourself aware of shanzhai.

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Fake Six Nations rugby jerseys, the price of popularity?

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

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Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Feb 23, 2018

From The Rolling Stones to Alt-J, how musicians struggle to protect their trademarks and art from those who want to capitalise on their cool brands.

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Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Feb 16, 2018

Is a person who wears fake Gucci sunglasses more dishonest than a person wearing a genuine pair, and If so, why should we care?

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Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Feb 9, 2018

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Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Feb 2, 2018

Alibaba's sales jump 56% after record-breaking Singles Day and Amazon's revenues triple but at what cost to IP owners?

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Fake outdoor apparel leaves customers out in the cold

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Jan 26, 2018

As Canada Goose take Chinese counterfeit sellers to court, Red Points takes a look at the trade in fake outdoor apparel.

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How counterfeiters evade brand protection efforts

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Red Points study reveals some of the key tactics employed by counterfeits to evade detection on ecommerce sites.

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Football clubs badly affected by fakes on social media

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Fake football shirts are nothing new, but the way in which they are sold on social media is alarmingly well focused.

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Does Facebook have a counterfeit problem?

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Jan 12, 2018

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