Two stores in the Chinatown section of Queens settle with Apple over counterfeit accessories
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 16, 2011, 4:15 AM
The stores, which are located in the Chinatown section of Queens, New York, are probably getting their supply directly from Chinese manufacturers, with which Apple is having a protracted battle, that managed to receive some headway lately, in part because of the special counterfeit investigation team Cupertino has put together.
The judge Kiyo Matsumoto has ordered both stores to turn over all inventory of the fake accessories in the next five days, despite that the shops claim they haven't infringed on any trademarks. Apple Story has also agreed to change its name to something less similar to Apple Store, and remove the huge window displays in the shape of an iPhone.
Apple's legal team has filed the suit in July, and sent secret shoppers numerous times to buy hundreds of dollars worth of the unauthorized accessories with the familiar "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China" phrase.
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We dont have a china town in Queens. At least its not callled that. It's like China over there though.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 7:08 AM 2
Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010
It's main street but unfortunately it's everyone's way of interpreting "Chinatown = Counterfeit". That's what happens when you have a large majority of dumbasses that buy stuff without knowing. Sad part is people who actually buy from places like that are locals. Nobody goes all the way to Queens just to buy Apple accessories.
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 12:17 PM 2
Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This is the price you must pay to be as big as Apple
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 12:22 PM 1
Forcing to change the name just pisses me off. I guess we should change the name of apple THE fruit too....STUPID
posted on Sep 16, 2011, 1:35 PM 0
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