Posts Tagged ‘TRIPs’

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    Intellectual Property: China’s Michael Jordan Trademark

    May 1, 13 • 254 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The Wall Street Journal had a great headline: “In China, Air cheow-DAN Cries Foul.” Saying, “I felt the need to protect my name, my identity, and the Chinese consumer,” Michael Jordan is suing the Chinese firm Qiaodan for using his...

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    More Sole Rights

    Oct 16, 11 • 121 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Labor, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Should a musician be happy with file-sharing and piracy? Maybe. According to a recent study of counterfeits, certain businesses should welcome “fakes.” The study looked at counterfeit footwear from China. Sold in the U.S., the fakes affected the...