Knockoff News 43
A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:
- VeriSign of the times: Company to search web for counterfeits
- Counterfeit kills
- Critics call eBay's new anti-fake effort "bullsh--!"
- India ink: Can political pressure stop demand for fakes?
- Counterfeits costly to Malawi's public fisc
- Borderline: Ineffective law facilitates Malaysian counterfeit trade
- Puma expert pounces on Toronto fakes
- North of the border: Canadians fret about counterfeit flood
- Canadian opinion varies depending on type of fake goods
- O come on Emanuel: Professor dismisses designer's trademark claim
- No respect: Costco can't collect insurance on destroyed fake shampoo
- Stripe suit: Asics sues Mossimo, Target over sneaker design
- Family feud: Ptak v. Ptak
- Curtain call: Belle Maison v. Textiles from Europe
- Who owns Cassius Clay?
- Police report
And has Batman left Gotham City for Moscow? Check out the "updated" symbol of Russia's military intelligence service:
Of course, my sources tell me that the bat symbol (a reference to radar) dates back to the Soviet era. The redesign, however, is suspiciously familar.