NEC - Faking A Company

Wortfeld weist auf einen Artikel im Herald Tribune hin: Der Produktpiratierie-Fall NEC - Fälscher haben NEC-Produkte nicht in einer eigenen Fabrik gefertigt, sondern produzieren lassen, Lizenzen und Forschungsaufträge vergeben, mit eigenen Visitenkarten und Firmenschildern.
After two years and thousands of hours of investigation in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in China, Taiwan and Japan, the company said it had uncovered something far more ambitious than clandestine workshops turning out inferior copies of NEC products. The pirates were faking the entire company.
Evidence seized in raids on 18 factories and warehouses in China and Taiwan over the past year showed that the counterfeiters had set up what amounted to a parallel NEC brand with links to a network of more than 50 electronics factories in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In the name of NEC, the pirates copied NEC products, and went as far as developing their own range of consumer electronic products - everything from home entertainment centers to MP3 players. They also coordinated manufacturing and distribution, collecting all the proceeds.


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