Chinese city bans fake Apple stores from using company’s trademark
The Chinese city of Kunming has stopped 22 fake Apple stores from illegally using the company’s iconic trademarks after Apple lodged a complaint with authorities.
Kunming authorities found 20 unauthorized Apple resellers, according to a Friday posting made on the city government’s website. Currently, 11 of those resellers are being investigated. Two other stores were discovered for related violations.
The city ordered all unauthorized Apple vendors to cease using the Apple trademarks by August 10, this past Wednesday. This included any decorative logos found on door entrances and clothes. All 22 stores complied with the demand.