Intellectual Property in Asia: Imitation over Innovation?

Infringement of intellectual property rights, whether it be in the form of garments making use of Gucci's red-green-red stripe trademarks or counterfeit versions of Louis Vuitton's most in-demand bags, is estimated to cost businesses between $200 billion and $600 billion per year globally and such abuses continue to represent a major threat to businesses across the globe. Just ask Levi Strauss, which recently filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a network of "sophisticated" counterfeiters

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Ivanka Trump Brand Says it Severed Ties with Manufacturer Before Activists Went Missing

Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand cut ties with a Chinese manufacturer long before it became a source of interest for China Labor Watch, a non-profit organization tasked with investigating labor conditions. As reported by the AP. "Three China Labor Watch investigators went into Huajian Group factories undercover posing as workers in March, April and May of this year and found Ivanka Trump merchandise inside." 

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