The Psychology Behind Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting

The Psychology Behind Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting

by J. L. Zaichkowsky, Judith Lynne Zaichkowsky, Zaichkowsky
     
 

As those involved in commerce are aware, preventing competitors and others from imitating successful brands is a difficult and costly task.

This book serves to inform the reader concerning complexities of the issues of brand imitation, integrating the disciplines of psychology, business, and law to the area of trademark infringement and counterfeiting. Principles

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Overview

As those involved in commerce are aware, preventing competitors and others from imitating successful brands is a difficult and costly task.

This book serves to inform the reader concerning complexities of the issues of brand imitation, integrating the disciplines of psychology, business, and law to the area of trademark infringement and counterfeiting. Principles and theories from psychology and how they are relevant to consumers' perceptions in the marketplace are used to explain why competitors steal the intellectual property of another company or entity.

The possibility of brand imitation or counterfeiting should be contemplated in designing new products or brand packaging, just as it is in the printing of currency. It is the intent of The Psychology Behind Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting to provide those involved in commerce with some understanding, some ideas, and perhaps some strategy for building differentiated brands that are easy to protect.

Brand managers, expert witnesses to trademark cases, intellectual property lawyers, and academics of consumer behavior and marketing will find this book useful to understanding consumer motives and processes of trademark infringement and counterfeiting. It could be used as a textbook in courses on marketing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805847925
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Sorting Out the Issues. Understanding the Consumer. Psychological Principles Underlying Consumer Perceptions of Imitation Brands. Cases of Imitation in the Marketplace. Strategies to Be Distinctive. Testing for Brand Imitation. The Special Case of Cyberspace. Trademark Infringement in China. Where to From Here? Appendices.

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