Chinese Government Busts 22 Fake Apple Stores In China

In an effort to show the world that the country is dead serious in weeding out fake products.The Chinese government has conducted a massive crackdown against fake products proliferating in China. Recently, the government has discovered and closed 22 fake Apple stores operating in the Asian country.China’s Administration for Industry and Commerce in the Yunnan provincial capital revealed the busted stores have been ordered to stop using Apple’s logo after Apple China accused them of unfair competition and violating its registered trademark.

It can be recalled that the Apple company complained to Chinese authorities after they discovered that many fake Apple products had been sold in China. In May, China was listed for the seventh year by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office as a country with one of the worst records for preventing copyright theft. To erase percept ion that they are the “piracy country” in the world, the government launched a massive crackdown against fake products in China.Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of October 2010, the company operates 317 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold.