Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock
Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock
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Korean or Chinese? Copycat dollar stores face intellectual property crackdown from South Korea

  • Foreign stores are using Korean or Japanese characters on their packaging to disguise their origins
  • As authorities crack down, some stores are looking at other overseas markets

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Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock
Several Chinese copycat store chains pretend to be Korean or Japanese. Authorities in South Korea are cracking down on them. Photo: Shutterstock
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