13 Aug '11, 3pm

22 more fake Apple stores uncovered in China

Authorities in China's southwestern city of Kunming have identified another 22 unauthorised Apple retailers weeks after a fake of the company's store in the city sparked an international storm. China's Administration for Industry and Commerce in the Yunnan provincial capital said the stores have been ordered to stop using Apple's logo after Apple China accused them of unfair competition and violating its registered trademark, state media said on Thursday. The market watchdog agency said it would set up a complaint hotline and boost monitoring, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It did not say if the shops were selling knock-off Apple products or genuine but smuggled models. Countless unauthorised resellers of Apple and other brands' electronic products throughout China sell the real thing but buy their goods overseas and smuggle them into the country to escape taxes...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1108...

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