Vantage Eternal Shop in Bangkok, Thailand has been doing a very bad thing. They have been selling counterfeit Johnny Cupcakes goods. With the cooperation of the Thailand authorities and of course a good trademark lawyer, Mr. Cupcakes was able to have the illegal goods confiscated.
“Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I say that itâ€™s the sincerest form of getting punched in the face. Or the sincerest form of asking for a field trip to court. Every day is a battle. Seriously, every day. Today we won a big one. Bangkok, Thailand. I was informed by quite a few Johnny Cupcakes customers that this store was carrying hundreds of fake Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts. We even got this person kicked off of eBay for selling fakes. Well wellâ€¦ their store was just raided by police, over 400 t-shirts were confiscated, and the owner was arrested. Heâ€™ll be going to court shortly.”
Of even more interest to me is the photo of the “Infringer’s Board” (see below for photo) that Johnny posted. This is a white board that features brands who have caused intellectual property damage from around the world. The list includes:
- Urban Outfitters
- Hot Topic
- Random Bakeries
- Various Online Stores
- Stussy (iPhone Packaging)
- Korea (Ku Sung Bum, Koo Sung Bum, Benny Frying Pan)
- Malaysia (Padini)
There are some big names on that list.