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Apple’s Really Not Into the Idea of You Buying Fake iPads in Flushing

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No need to travel to Kunming, China to find a fake Apple store. According to a new trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Apple, you can find them right here in Queens. Documents unsealed at Reuters request in a Brooklyn court yesterday allege that two retailers based in Flushing’s Chinatown, Apple Story and Fun Zone, sell unauthorized iPads, iPhones, and iPod accessories. According to the documents, the items featured falsified logos and signature markings like “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.”

Apple has already seized the unauthorized devices and is now demanding that the stores turn over the names of their customers and suppliers. Apple is also asking Apple Story  to change its name because, well, duh. Read More