They probably are using the identical plans. Probably used their inteligence services to obtain the plans. The chinese, like the french, use gov. spies for industrial espionage.
Apparel factories will make a item for a label one day and the next the factory will "knock off" a day or two's labor of the identical item without the knowledge of the label owner. It could be the same label, a factory label, or no label but the same garment.
There is no international court of copyright or patents. There is no international recognition. Even the Japanese play games. The US gives patents broadly. The Japanese give patents narrowly, thus an infringment in the US is not an infringment there.
Its a mess. Since intilectual property is a legislative creation, it varies from nation to nation based on national interest. There are no courts to enforce those rights. Additionally some nations courts do not hesitate to "hometown" verdict to favor their citizens regardless of the actual facts.
26 - "Even the Japanese play games. The US gives patents broadly. The Japanese give patents narrowly, thus an infringment in the US is not an infringment there. "
Correct. In the US we patent a 'widget'. In Japan they can take our patent and then patent a 'red widget' a 'blue widget', a 'yellow widget', etc.
posted on 01/25/2004 10:21:58 PM PST
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