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Counterfeiters' online platforms of choice

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Mar 23, 2018

Since Marty McFly flew across a pond in Back to the Future Part II, the world has been eagerly awaiting the invention of a hoverboard. In 2013, the world got a little closer to realising their dream with the announcement of Inventist’s Hovertrax. Sadly, this creation was marred by the work of counterfeiters.

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Shanzhai 101 - How to scam an industry out of billions

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Mar 19, 2018

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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Inside China’s toxic counterfeit food industry

Posted by Julia Bourke on Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Red Points unwraps China’s counterfeit food scandals, which have caused toxic - and in some cases, fatal - damage to consumers and to the industry.

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China’s vested interest in the global counterfeit industry

Posted by Julia Bourke on Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Chinese politicians and entrepreneurs assure of strong IP rights, but is it really in the interest of China to collapse the global counterfeit industry?

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Is manufacturing in China still worth it?

Posted by Julia Bourke on Monday, May 29, 2017

Focusing on China, we look at whether manufacturing in the Far East is worth it financially and otherwise, outlining the pros and cons of doing so.

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[Webinar] Understanding counterfeits and IP protection in China

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, May 26, 2017

Red Points has teamed up with the EU's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk  for small and medium enterprises, and GH IP & Legal services to put together a webinar on China and IP protection.

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Understanding Chinese consumer demand

Posted by Julia Bourke on Friday, May 12, 2017

China is at a crucial point in development. We write on understanding Chinese consumers and retailers in shared values, the economy and key demographics.

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5 things you need to know about selling in China

Posted by Julia Bourke on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Red Points outlines 5 guidelines for companies considering selling products in China, covering market-specific, cultural and legal information.

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China battles counterfeit stores as well as products

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Not only is China the source of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit goods, it is also home to numerous fake stores which convincingly imitate some of the world’s biggest brands including Apple, Ikea and Disney.

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The History of counterfeits has nothing to do with China

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Counterfeits manufactured in mass scale is not a new phenomenon and has its roots in Europe. What parallels can we see in counterfeiting techniques used today and that of 200 years ago?

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