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Friday, February 29, 2008

Chinatown Counterfeiters Are Back in Business After Police Raid

NYPD and agents from the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement raided three buildings February 26th, 2008 in what is called the “Counterfeit Triangle” in Chinatown, New York City, seizing an estimated $1 million worth of fake designer items. However, as reported by the NY Daily News on February 27th, knockoffs of luxury goods were readily available for purchase only a few hours after the raid. Understanding the resilience of the street sellers and how difficult it is to deter them, the authorities have decided to take action against the landlords who have been warned that their tenants were part of illegal activities by trading counterfeited products.

The film KNOCK OFF - REVENGE ON THE LOGO brings us a reflection on branding and globalization through its journey from up the world's longest shopping strip, Broadway.

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