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We are unsurprised to hear that copycat products are reaching customers before the genuine product launches. Perhaps it is time to recognise that Kickstarter could be seen as a treasure trove of product designs for would-be counterfeiters and copycats around the world. So we would strongly urge any Kickstarter entrepreneur to seek IP advice and registrations early, and to build the cost of this into their overall budget assumptions.

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