Reports of Fake & Knock-off Windstones and general infringements

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  • #1510709
    DarkLadyPhoenix
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    #1516211
    Natasha
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    LoOld like a seller in China is claiming they’re selling the Phau Old Warrior;

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/142224384547

    Seeking Test Paints & GBs ! Please get in touch if you'd trade/sell. I'll remove pieces from list by owner request
    ANY Red Eyed Unis
    ANY Test Paint Bat
    UNIS:
    The Purple/Yellow Baby Uni of Awesome
    Male- Snow Leopard TP
    White Lighting Male, Pony, Colt and Grand - I have Mom, Baby, & Young
    Ponycorns: Golden Zebra and/or Spotted Skunk
    Mother: Okapi
    Gothic - Mahogany
    PEGS: Male Midnight Calico, Male Bloodstone, Mother Starlight Rain
    DRAGONS: Male Coyote

    #1516244
    fatalbeauty
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    it’s got 17 bids? hope John gets it killed soon….

    3 things I'm looking for:
    1. Large Bird-Winged Flip Flap Cat – Lynx Point Siamese
    2. production color Sitting Oriental to be made that’s not VF
    3. mother griffin

    #1516247
    Natasha
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    I reported it to eBay as fraud – hopefully they pay attention

    Seeking Test Paints & GBs ! Please get in touch if you'd trade/sell. I'll remove pieces from list by owner request
    ANY Red Eyed Unis
    ANY Test Paint Bat
    UNIS:
    The Purple/Yellow Baby Uni of Awesome
    Male- Snow Leopard TP
    White Lighting Male, Pony, Colt and Grand - I have Mom, Baby, & Young
    Ponycorns: Golden Zebra and/or Spotted Skunk
    Mother: Okapi
    Gothic - Mahogany
    PEGS: Male Midnight Calico, Male Bloodstone, Mother Starlight Rain
    DRAGONS: Male Coyote

    #1516269
    Angelika_Zen
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    Looks like the listing was removed. Good!

    Wanted: "Dragon Fruit" Male Dragon ~ "Fire Berry", "Paradise", "Dragon Fruit", "Tie Dye" ~ The brighter, the better!

    #1516833
    Celestial Rainstorm
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    Oh man, on this one I just don’t know. The pose is just waaaaaay to similar to the Hatching Protoceratops, despite being a different color and species. But it does have the same shape (example being the bent elbow and similar neck structure).

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Japanese-KUTANI-Porcelain-T-rex-Tyrannosaurus-dinosaur-/322315854757?hash=item4b0b85a3a5:g:VwkAAOSwB09YGvNC

    Finding happiness again.

    #1516857
    Scathach
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    The listing came down very quickly. I reported to eBay (I know someone else did, too) and to John.

    Life is beautiful.

    #1516931
    GardenNinja
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    Hmm, that’s a tough one. I googled Kutani and clicked through pages of Kutani wares. None of them looked remotely like this. Very few were even animal figurines, and the majority of those that were, were cats or foo dogs done in east Asian style. The remainder were mostly Chinese zodiac animals that have been depicted in Japanese art for centuries.
    BUT, all but one of the seller’s other items labeled as Kutani ware did look a lot like the cats depicted in what I clicked through. And the item locations are one of the main cities where Kutani ware is made. Maybe somebody at the factory decided to expand appeal by copying popular designs?

    My keyboard is broken. I keep pressing "Escape", but I'm still here.

    #1518952
    jackid55-2
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Japanese-KUTANI-Porcelain-T-rex-Tyrannosaurus-dinosaur-/322315854757?hash=item4b0b85a3a5:g:VwkAAOSwB09YGvNC

    This listing is back up and listed for $1200. Was it determined that this was a knock off or infringement?

    #1518957
    GardenNinja
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    I didn’t send it to John. Did anyone else? I still can only get email on my phone, where copy-paste is very difficult. Could someone email the link to John at windstoneeditions dot com?

    My keyboard is broken. I keep pressing "Escape", but I'm still here.

    #1518964
    jackid55-2
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    I just emailed him.

    #1519056
    FramerCid
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    Someone was sharing pictures of their dragon collection on FB when I spotted a dragon that looked very familiar. Upon closer inspection its some sort of Frankenstein-like Windstone copy with parts lifted directly from the standard male dragon, I asked the lady where she got it and she informed me she lives in Wales and bought it at a gift shop there. I couldn’t find that particular one online anywhere but I did find a direct recast of Melody’s Mother dragon for sale in Wales here: http://spiritofthegreenman.com/product-category/dragons-sculptures/

    #1519107
    GardenNinja
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    Yikes! Someone needs to send that link to John!

    My keyboard is broken. I keep pressing "Escape", but I'm still here.

    #1519329
    Angelina
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    Hi all,

    It has been suggested that I ask about a dragon I recently purchased here in Mexico (where I currently live) as it doesn’t have the felt bottom or a mark saying Windstone. The dragon was not being advertised as a Windstone and I didn’t buy it thinking it was a Windstone. I hadn’t even heard of Windstone until a couple days ago when I shared pictures on Facebook and someone asked if it was a Windstone and then I found my way here and the lovely people in the Identification thread suggested here.

    Side
    Front
    Head and Chest
    Face Closeup
    Other side
    Back
    Pena 86
    And like I mentioned before, nothing on the base.
    Base

    They do have other dragons they are selling that is this cast but different colors (recently they had a blue one and another silver one), but like I said they are not claiming they are Windstone or even suggesting it. No advertising or even mention of Windstone.

    Let me know what you guys think, if anyone else should be told about it. I do so love it though.

    #1519337
    etruscan
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    We all are happy that you love your dragon. You’re in good company! The problem is that the Windstone dragon design is copyrighted, so it doesn’t matter if copies are being sold as Windstones or not.

    I do think that you should tell John Alberti who handles copyright issues for Windstone. john@windstoneeditions.com

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