Chinese Authorities Close Down Two Fake Apple Shops

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  1. Maura

    Maura iPadForums News Team

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    [FONT=&quot]Following on from last week’s story about the fake Apple Store in Kunming City in China, Fortune’s Apple 2.0 blog reports today that two of the five fake stores in Kunming have been closed by Kunming officials, but not out of any concern about copyright infringement or piracy issues, but because they do not have official permits to run a business from the premises. The original store that was featured in the first blog post from BirdAbroad that caused all the worldwide interest has, however, not been closed down. Apparently it was selling only official Apple products, and has now applied for an official reselling license from Apple. According to Reuters, Chang Puyun, a spokesman from Kunming government’s business bureau, even went as far as to give the world’s media a little ticking off for making assumptions about the goods sold in the fake store:[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]However, Reuters says that Chinese officials are also looking into whether or not Apple’s store design and layout is protected by law in China.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Source: Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Chinese city orders two fake Apple Stores to close | Reuters[/FONT]
     
  2. kierandill

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    I'm surprised he could say that with a straight face...
     
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    It would be funny if he said it hunched over and laughing. :D
     
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    Oh my god
     

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