Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters for $135 billion

“Dr. Dre — who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones — wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation … so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars!” TMZ reports.

“In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China … are getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red ‘b’ logo — and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue,” TMZ reports. “Beats is suing to stop all sales of the forgeries … and to take over all of the domain names used by websites hawking the fakes.”

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32 Comments

    1. I will say this:
      Every other real company, WORLDWIDE should sue the chinese because that is all China is good at. Counterfeits exists with EVERY POPULAR product – EVEN the antique and collectable markets are counterfeited by these worthless a-holes.
      Ban Chinese trade and all the worthless plastics they create!

    1. How about this. Apple invests 3 billion in the purchase of Beats. Now they file and win a multi-billion dollar lawsuit agains the Chinese. All Apple needs to do is get 4 billion out of the Chinese and they’ve covered their costs. The rest is gravy! Brilliant!

    1. This is in China. Why would it be in Korean Won? Chinese Yuan I can understand, but Won??

      Even in Yuan it’s way too large, about US$21B.
      If for some reason it *is* Won, then it’s $133M or so.

  1. Fixed it for you….Dr. Dre — who just made a fortune selling off CHEAP Beats headphones — wants to stop EVEN cheaper, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation. He was quoted “no one should get rich selling this crap besides me.”

    1. And why is Dr Dre able to go at China – where Apple has failed there and in Korea too!!!

      IF successful – let him defend Apple – Tim aint doing the defending well.

  2. All the websites will suddenly disappear and reappear in a couple weeks time with one letter changed in name. Consumers are the only ones that can stop these copy cat’s.

    It’s a national pastime at this point in how well they can copy something as cheaply as possible.

  3. International law doesn’t apply to China, the land of counterfeiters. If it wasn’t for counterfeiting they’d have no economy, and more importantly, if this was not 100% true the obviously morally bankrupt Chinese government would be doing something about it.

  4. You can find Beats copies all over Asia I do not think I have seen an original, but the copies are so good I doubt I would notice. The sound is as good as the original too, which goes to show how over-priced the “real” products are.

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