Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nokia making plywood?

So, since when did Nokia, a leading manufacturer of mobile devices and other internet and communication equipment, start manufacturing plywood? I saw this one in one of the offices in Nepal. It says “NOKIA plywood & blackboard…water resistant… borer resistant ….” Well, it is a mockery of trademarks and IPRs. It is not uncommon in developing countries! At least, developing countries’ people are using “branded” products that are not yet used by developed countries’ citizens!

I have seen communication and entertainment equipment, durables, and clothing with brand names similar (or nearly similar) to famous global brands, but not a Nokia-branded plywood!