Fake APEC out­fits hot-sell­ers on­line

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Some on­line shops have been swamped with or­ders for coun­ter­feit APEC out­fits such as the ones worn by world lead­ers, the Beijing News re­ported.

The fake Chi­nese-style tra­di­tional out­fits were an in­stant hit, with prices jumping from 199 yuan ($32) to 289 yuan for men’s coats, and 269 yuan to 399 yuan for women’s coats, within a day.

A shop owner said more than 20 or­ders were made in the first half day and that “peo­ple or­dered sim­i­lar out­fits just out of cu­rios­ity”.

The out­fits were ex­clu­sively de­signed for of­fi­cials at the 22nd APEC meet­ing in Beijing. This means on­line copies may in­fringe on de­sign­ers’ patent rights, said Yang Li, a re­search fel­low at China Univer­sity of Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence and Law’s in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty re­search cen­ter.

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