Fake Zippos from China plague Pennsylvania Firm

March 28, 2011


Zippo Lighters last a lifetime and have a lifetime guarantee, so it’s not surprising that Zippo repairs 100,000 ancient lighters a year. But China makes 12 million fake “Rippos” a year, most bearing counterfeit Zippo trademarks, which find their ways to Zippo’s repair shops.  This front page "A-head" in the WSJ is a parable about the metastization of China's galactic counterfeit industry across the global economy.


(The Wall Street Journal) March 25, at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870336290457621865084501780...


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