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Happy Year of the Pig!

Chinese astrology predicts that new little piglets born during the upcoming year are destined to be lucky, but what do the stars foretell on the fake front?  Will China -- the United States' public enemy #1 with respect to counterfeit goods -- be plump and content, or greedy and lazy?  Either way, the U.S. Trade Representative will be watching, having recently postponed a threatened WTO action regarding China's intellectual property rights enforcement.  In the meantime, remember to check out the U.S. Department of Commerce webinar series on IPRs in China, as well as must-read blog IP Dragon.

And my lunar new year's gift to you?  A photographic reprise -- which turns out to involve allegations of a copying controversy of its own.