The Knockoff Economy Is Out! Bring Your Questions for Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman

...The Knockoff Economy  is out! The book explores the relationship between copying and creativity. Copying has a well-known destructive side—which is why we have intellectual property rights—but it also...

The Authors of The Knockoff Economy Answer Your Questions

...Knockoff Economy. We are fascinated by the complex relationship between copying and creativity — and we’re thankful that many of you are as well.  So, to the Q&A . ....

Excerpt from The Knockoff Economy: Tweakonomics

...Here is an excerpt from The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation , which has just been published by Oxford University Press. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be...

Winners of The Knockoff Economy Photo Contest

...We are excited to the announce the winner of The Knockoff Economy contest for best photo of a knockoff. In fact, we are excited to announce that we have...

Why Knockoffs Can Help Build a Strong Brand

...Here is an excerpt from  The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation , which has just been published by Oxford University Press. Next week, we’ll be taking questions from...

Why Do Patent Holders Sometimes Pay Patent Copiers?

...start selling its knockoff drug. Hatch-Waxman gives the first generic entrant a 180-day period of exclusivity — no other firm making generic equivalents of the same drug can enter the...

Is the N.F.L. More Feared Than the U.S. Government?

...possible that stores like this (and/or their suppliers) are not afraid of selling knockoff U.S. Government merchandise or knockoff MLB merchandise but that they are afraid of selling knockoff NFL...

Shanzhai Skyscrapers

...knockoff Hadid building quickly responded to news reports by incorporating the controversy into his marketing materials and, in a sense, owning it. “Never meant to copy—Only want to surpass,” he...

How much would Pepsi pay to get Coke’s secret formula?

...competition and very low profits. Neither Coke nor the Pepsi knockoff of it would be very profitable as a consequence. With the price of Coke lower, consumers would switch away...

FREAK-est Links

...indicators. Blog contributors Kal Raustiala and  Christopher Sprigman on China’s knockoff economy. Statues on the cheap: North Korea’s national art atelier, Mansudae Art Studio, produces and exports large monuments at the right price....