File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 115


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 22:35:36 GMT
Subject: [Puptcrit] Patent infringement


Hobey did better than most in collecting damages and discouraging ripoffs. A dollmaker friend learned that Chinese knockoffs of her dolls were being duplicated and sold without permission. While she was abe to recoup something--it was just enough for a short trip to Italy, and she stopped making the pieces out of frustration (the imposter saturated her market). 

She was a one-person cottage industry

Corporations maintin full-time legal staffs._


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