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Friday, September 23, 2005

China's latest IP storm brewing?

Condom A company in China has begun marketing condoms under the brand names "Clinton" (克林顿) and "Lewinsky" (莱温斯基). Packages of a dozen will also include a card with a racy picture (春宫图) on one side and an adult joke (成人笑话) on the other.

Apparently neither of the two persons after whom the condoms are named has been consulted, but the general manager of the company assures us that his company holds the trademark, and has indeed turned down an offer of 10 million yuan for it.

My thanks to Maochun Yu for this story.

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