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Reuters reports that two Apple-knockoff stores located in the Queens borough of New York City have been offered a settlement agreement, currently under judicial review. Apple's proposed settlement mandates that the stores hand over all products bearing Apple's trademarks and branding; one store...

September 15th 2011 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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NYC may not have as many fake Apple stores as China, but it has a few and they've caught the eye of Apple. Apple has executed several seizure warrants and removed fake goods that carry the Apple logo or name from these stores. A trademark infringement lawsuit has halted sales of the alleged kno...

August 19th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Chinese authorities already shut down two fake Apple Stores located in the Kunming area, but that was apparently just the opening salvo. According to Reuters, 22 more unauthorized Apple retailers have now been located and shuttered. It's not clear from the report if these retailers went all-out...

August 11th 2011 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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A casual blog piece about a fake Apple Store in Kunming, China went viral this week and exposed a thriving underground retail industry based on false appearances. From the inside and out, these fake Apple stores look real, but they're not. And their customers who are just now discovering the trut...

July 22nd 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It seems several completely unauthorized "Apple Stores" have been spotted in Kunming, China by the author of the blog BirdAbroad. While Apple's Q3 earnings call mentioned the exploding Asian market, Apple's official Apple Stores are only found in Beijing and Shanghai -- stores opened with much bal...

July 20th 2011 at 12:15am 0 Comments
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We're starting to see enough of these knockoff stores, that they almost warrant a feature of their own. Today's shop is an iPhone store that, of course, doesn't sell iPhones and we'd bet boatloads of cake isn't affiliated in any way with Apple. The gent who took the pic goes on to say that in his e...

July 22nd 2007 at 8:02am 0 Comments