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India / Pirated Products #289812

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Delhi, India) Issue of pirated American books here, include system of publishing author Harold Robbins' name on books he didn't write and imitation American prods. examined. [MAN - comments.] [ROBBINS - thinks purchaser is being cheated more than he.] Coca-cola imitation noted; role of USSR in India's trade recalled. Legalities preventing American firms from using their brand names here in effort to not compete with Indian companies noted. [Indian Investment Center spokesperson B.B. JAIN - wants to protect Indian investments.] Law noted allowing domestic companies to use names of foreign firms on their prods.; exs. shown. [JAIN - rationalizes system.] [Sterling Drug Incorporated spokesperson Marc ZIMMERMAN - notes complications.] [Big Mac owner K.B. TREHAN - discusses his copying McDonald's.]
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

Joseloff, Gordon;
Rather, Dan

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