Beware! Greenwave has been copied│Greenwave抄袭者改头换面侵权继续

November 1, 2019

We wouldn't have known patent and copyright violation was so common if Greenwave had not fallen victim to a violation last summer, 2018. We were shocked by a case shared by one of our clients whose husband's company was in a similar situation while still in a lawsuit for over 7 years. While these violations have been one of the few negative experiences we have had, it is encouraging that a majority of our clients and friends are firmly against any act of violation and showing unwavering support to the original brand. This helps and gives us courage to speak out the truth and take necessary measures to protect our brand, as well as the safety and rights of our customers.

 

 

 

 

如果2018年暑期我们不被抄袭,我们也不会知道周围专利和版权侵权的问题如此普遍。我们一位客户分享了她先生公司遇到的相似情况以及正在进行的反侵权官司,并鼓励我们坚持下去,虽然官司已经持续了7年之久还没有结束。不过,让人欣慰的是大多数用户支持原创反对抄袭。这对我们来说意义重大,给我们勇气传达真相并采取必要的措施来保护品牌与用户。

 

 

 

 

The current name of the copy brand is Pureway. Originally called Greenliving, it changed name due to police intervention and action on our part. This company used its owner’s employment time in Greenwave to capture many designs, ideas and contacts from us. Therefore, be warned, this is not a professional filtration company, as demonstrated by many examples below.

 

经过我们的极力反抗和警察的干涉之后,抄袭品牌Greenliving现已更名为Pureway。而成立这个公司的人之前在Greenwave工作期间,曾恶意盗取了我们很多的设计、创意和数据。因此,温馨提醒:抄袭品牌Pureway 并非一个专业的净水公司,以下列事实为证

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenliving and Pureway have been the two names taken by this copycat to imitate our designs, products and work. However, Greenwave has not been the only company copied by this pale imitator. Recently, Pureway also used Blueair's name, colours and branding as their own in order to increase sales of their own Air Purifier. They used similar names including Blueair-shop, Blueair-shopsh and Blueair and used advertising that looked very similar to Blueair's. Moreover, they used rickshaws to transport goods and install them which was illegal. Blueair and Pureway are not linked at all, Pureway had no lawful authorisation to use any marketing material that resembled Blueair.

 

Greenliving与Pureway是同一个Greenwave抄袭者的两个名字。不光非法抄袭我们,近来抄袭品牌Pureway还使用Blueair的名字、颜色与logo等作为增加潜在用户信任度的砝码,使用的相关微信账号有Blueair-shop与Blueair-shopsh等。所有这些看起来都像Blueair、就是Blueair、甚至给人是Blueair运营Pureway净水器的错觉。不但如此,对方还使用废弃三轮上贴上相关广告并放置在北京三里屯等核心区域,这种操作本身也是非法的。值得一说的是,Blueair只有一个姊妹品牌Bluewater,本身不做任何净水器;任何净水公司借用Blueair品牌做净水推广本身也是无法律支撑的。(我们知道的是Blueair北方区域已经在调查非法使用它们品牌一事)

 

 

 

Rickshaw used by Pureway in an illegal manner

Pureway非法在三轮车上贴广告

 

 

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Now that you have been warned about the different aliases and identities worn by the copy brand, here is a detailed account of what has happened since 2018 regarding this series of incidents.

 

上面有关抄袭品牌Pureway的内容希望能给大家提个醒。具体自2018年以来,发生的对Greenwave的非法抄袭、盗窃数据、暴力攻击、威胁恐吓等可以看下面的内容

 

 

 

 

June 2018, a friend sent a flyer with surprisingly similar features to that of Greenwave's. The water droplet logo we take pride in, the website interface and even the product lines were alarmingly similar if not exactly the same. Even the name showed little effort of originality going by "Greenliving". However, even considering all the above abnormalities, the most striking and daunting fact was that the person who had stolen our brand and violated standing legislation was none other than a previous employee of Greenwave. Looking back, it was obvious that he had clear plans for his actions as he had worked for us for only 4 months from Sep 2017 to Dec 2017. His exit was not a pleasant one as well.

 

2018年6月,一位朋友传来一份与Greenwave内容基本相同的单页。对方的logo、公司模式、产品线等与我们如出一辙。甚至名字相关度都很高,对方叫Greenliving。最让我们吃惊的是,完全抄袭我们、试图从我们的创意和工作积累中获利的人是Greenwave的前雇员。该员工在2017年9月至12月仅工作了4个月便离开,整个过程没有什么正面印象。

 

 

 

 

 
 

July 9th 2018, the above company attended the SEA Coffee Morning as a vendor. As regular vendors, we were there as well. It was the first time we were actually able to see how exactly they were violating our originality and alarmingly the display was strikingly similar as well. Some fellow vendors came up to us asking about why we had two separate tables in the same event.

 

2018年7月9日,抄袭品牌参加了上海外籍人士协会(SEA)的月度聚会。作为长期参与方之一,我们当天在现场。这是我们第一次见到该抄袭品牌,让人感叹的是对方的陈列与我们也几近相同。现场的其它朋友因此也来询问我们:为什么在活动中要做两个展位,尽管产品不一样但是类型却相同。

 

 

Shanghai Expat Association Coffee Morning, July 9, 2018

2018年7月9日在上海外籍人士协会月度活动

 

 

We took appropriate measures by letting the event organizer know about this fraudulent entity that was posing an immediate threat to our customers and to the people of Shanghai with their unsafe products. This prompted the leader to launch a series of violent actions. He first blackmailed our General Manager and waited at the office building with his companions later in the evening. A week later, when all our employees were present in the office, they intruded and physically assaulted David resulting in apprehension by the police. They were penalized and released for their violence.

 

我们向活动主办方说明了情况,这让该抄袭品牌漏出原型。当天下午抄袭品牌带头人在微信朋友圈进行恐吓,随后与同伙在我们办公楼下守候。一个星期后,他与同伙闯入我们办公室攻击了总经理。他们的寻衅滋事与暴力行为触犯了法律,警察随后将他们带到派出所并做了处罚。

 

 

The threatening message from the owner of Greenliving

Greenliving所有人的威胁信息

 

Image from the surveillance camera near Greenwave's office

Greenwave办公室附近的监控摄像头

 

The owner of Greenliving in the police station

Greenliving所有人在警察局

 

 

 

 

 

Following their assault, Greenwave issued an immediate response informing people of the incidents. However, even after interference by the police, they didn't show any signs of stopping their lack of concern for intellectual property. We further received messages from our clients that were approached by them through WeChat or direct phone calls. Some of our clients sent us screenshots of the conversation. 

 

然而,警方的处罚显然没能阻止他们的侵权行为。一些客户给了我们反馈:抄袭品牌通过微信或者电话联系了他们。以下是部分聊天记录截屏。

 

 

Greenliving tried to contact our clients

Greenliving尝试联系我们的用户

 

 

Our entire client database had potentially been stolen despite reinforcements in security. Nevertheless, we extended our most sincere apologies to our clients for not being able to prevent such breaches. The safety and security of all our clients is of utmost priority to us and we took every necessary measure to correct the damage that was been inflicted. Our email server's security level has been raised, with theorectically no way for any potential intruders to get inside.  Lawyers have also been consulted and a sue will be filed in the coming weeks.

 

用户反馈表明:我们的部分或整个数据库可能已被复制或盗取。我们为此诚挚的道歉,之前预防措施的不充分给了暴力之徒可乘之机。不管过去、现在还是以后,用户的信息与安全一直是我们工作的重中之重。我们从那时起已经升级了邮箱服务器、数据库的安全级别,理论上来说不会再有类似的情况发生。我们邮箱服务器安全级别已经升高,理论上任何外来的登陆都不会成功,哪怕有正确的密码。此外,我们的法律顾问已经固定相关证据并在接下来的1~2周会进行起诉。

 

 

 

 

The breach in our database not only resulted in the illegal business people contacting our clients, partners, and communities, but also in their marketing attempts towards communities such as Shanghaimamas.org.

 

抄袭品牌的违法行为不光是窃取数据、联系我们的用户与合作伙伴,还有针对不同渠道散播虚假广告,Shanghaimamas.org就是其中之一。

 

In August 2018, they posted falsified threads and comments pretending to be a satisfied customer of the fake company. Fortunately, they were no match for the wary and responsible members of the SHMM community who were already aware and had alerted the administration team. Their membership was promptly removed to ensure the integrity of one of the most influential communities in Shanghai.

 

2018年8月,一位网站新用户冒充抄袭品牌的满意用户,肆意在与净水相关的帖子上发布虚假广告。幸运的是,那种伎俩很快被识破,SHMM的网站管理员随即撤销了该用户的会员资格,来保障社群的公正性。

 

 

Fake Comments on Shanghaimamas.org

在Shanghaimamas.org上的虚假广告

 

The spammer's membership was immediately revoked after report

抄袭品牌的伪用户在举报后被撤销资格

 

 

 

 

 

Since August of 2018, we had not heard any news from this false company. It was only right that such violations of intellectual property and fraudulent business operations resulted in a complete failure. However, although we had tried everything to inform everyone about the potential threats, they had managed to deceive a few clients.

 

自2018年8月之后,我们再没听说、也没在任何活动中见过这个抄袭品牌。毫无疑问,这样的抄袭品牌和非法经营注定失败。然而,虽然我们已经非常努力地提醒每位用户与朋友,但遗憾的是还有人上当。

 

On the 27th of November 2018, Greenwave received a replacement order from a teacher at the Shanghai Dulwich International School. When set to replace the components, we realized that the product was one which had been purchased from Greenliving, the copy company. The client had mistaken our website for theirs due to the striking similarities and had found out that none of the contact methods on their website were working. Although this is the only client that has come to our knowledge, there is a high probability that others out there have fallen victim to them. 

 

2018年11月27日,我们接到上海德威国际学校一名老师的滤芯维护需求。在上门更换滤芯的时候,我们发现产品实际上是8月份从Greenliving购买的,客户误以为该抄袭品牌是Greenwave,而该公司的所有网站、邮箱和联系方式都已停止工作。这是目前我们所知道的唯一一个"受害者",可能还有其他人受骗过。

 

 

One client bought Greenliving's product and found Greenwave for maintenance service

一位购买了Greenliving产品的客户找到我们进行维护服务

 

 

 

 

On November 10, 2018, a partner met a man distributing flyers for a brand named Pureway in front of a store nearby his office in Sanlitun, Beijing (old trick but same as what Greenliving did in Shanghai). Since the partner and his managing company run Greenwave products for their clients, he knows us very well. After reading the flyer info, he was even thinking that the Pureway was run by PureLiving, another partner of us. (Greenliving and Pureway are clearly the mixed names of Greenwave and our partner PureLiving.) However, Pureway's contents were almost identical to Greenliving's, except the company name and contact info. With a thorough research and investigation, it was surprising to conclude that both Pureway and Greenliving were indeed run by the same person. Apparently, Pureway is Greenliving, and that is nothing new but another copybrand of Greenwave! 

 

2018年11月10日,在北京三里屯,一名合伙人在他办公室附近的一家商店前遇到了一个发Pureway品牌传单的人。(这和Greenliving在上海做的一样)。作为合作伙伴,他的公司为他们的客户安装Greenwave产品,他非常了解我们。在阅读了传单信息后,他甚至认为Pureway是由我们的另一个合作伙伴PureLiving运营的。(Greenliving和Pureway显然与Greenwave和PureLiving的名称相关或为两者的混合。然而,除了公司名称和联系方式, Pureway的内容与Greenliving几乎完全相同。经过深入的研究和调查,我们惊讶地发现Pureway和Greenliving实际上是由同一个人经营的。显然,Pureway是Greenliving,这并不是什么创新公司,它只是Greenwave的另一个山寨品牌!

 

 

 

 

 

 

With our deepest concern over quality of the products and services that our friends and clients might receive from the copy brands, to avoid any potential financial loss and unnecessary threat for all consumers, and to protect our brand integrity and values, we hereby warmly remind you again:

 

我们非常关注我们的朋友和客户可能从山寨品牌那里得到的产品和服务的质量,为了避免给所有消费者带来潜在的经济损失和不必要的威胁,也为了保护我们的品牌诚信和价值,我们在此再次郑重提醒您:

 

- Both Greenliving and Pureway are the copy brands of Greenwave.

  Greenliving和Pureway 都是Greenwave的山寨品牌。

 

- They are run by the same person who has only 4 months' experience in water/air filtration and stole data.

  他们是由同一在净水和空气行业只有4个月的经验人通过窃取数据建立起来的。

 

- The author is violent and irresponsible for running the products/services.

  该负责人是有暴力倾向,对产品和服务不负责的人

 

It is an unpleasant thing for us to be copied and experience any of the above. Even now, there are still some attempts to get into our service email accounts from unclear sources since Feb 2018. These serious felonies cannot be overlooked and will be a major threat to all clients and also to the greater communities of Shanghai and Beijing. While we are taking precautions, we will carry on all necessary legal measures until all of these malicious acts and deceptions come to an end!

 

对于我们来说,被抄袭或经历以上任何一种都不是好玩的事情。从2018年2月到现在,仍有不明来源的登陆信息试图入侵我们的邮箱信息。这些严重的罪行不容忽视,这将对所有客户以及上海和北京更大的社区构成重大威胁。在我们采取预防措施的同时,我们将采取一切必要的法律措施,直到所有这些恶意的行为和欺骗行为终止。

 

 

The copycat is still trying to hack into our e-mail account

此山寨品牌仍在尝试攻击我们的邮箱

 

 

 

 

We call on more support from the communities to act against patent violation and copyright infringement, by sticking with the original brands. Trusting original brands with a certain history instead of these copycats will better protect everyone's rights and safety. Please think twice about your water filtration needs. For people interested in water filters, please be reminded that they are complicated and technical products and require more professional support.

 

我们呼吁大家一起反对这种恶劣侵权行为,支持原创品牌。在选择产品和服务时,请选择相信那些有一定经验的原创品牌公司,因为这些公司才真正能够保护消费者的权益和安全。特别是在选择净水产品时需多加考虑,因为这些产品要比想象中的复杂,需要最专业的服务支持。

 

Filters must be secure for their close relationship to your health. Not all the filters on the market will meet your needs, contrary to what is advertised or claimed. It is better to know the differences and get suggestions from a reliable company based on your needs. 

 

净化器与其他的产品不同;它与你的身体健康息息相关。有些市场上的产品效果可能并不如广告所描述的那样好。因此,我们必须独具慧眼,学会辨别各类产品之间的区别,选择一个安全可靠的公司。

 

Maintenance service is needed regularly to secure consistent filtration quality. It is therefore better to choose a company with more experience and stability. 

 

此外,净化产品需定期更换滤芯,好的售后服务是维持净化器性能的关键。你应该选择经验丰富和稳定性较高的公司。

 

The above-mentioned services could not be done by a company with limited experience, no engineering team or language support, especially by imitators with aggressive and violent actions. Please do more research before purchasing and avoid using the copycats’services, with no security or protection.

 

以上所提及的服务,如果由一个经验不足、没有专业团队和只会抄袭别人并带有暴力行为的公司来提供,终会不尽人意。因此,在选择购买产品之前,请做好相关的调查并拒绝使用抄袭品牌的产品从而保护您自身的安全和利益。


Greenwave is grateful for all the patronage from the existing clients and the support from the partners and market. With 9 years of experience, we will continue to deliver our products and services in a professional and honest manner, always put consumers' safety and health as our top priority and help everyone as much as we can in the future.

 

Greenwave衷心感谢所有客户及朋友们一路以来的支持。根据我们在这个行业的多年经验,我们会坚持初心、继续努力,为大家提供最专业、最真诚的服务。我们倾听客户的心声,我们维护客户的权益,我们努力帮助每一位获得更安全舒适的生活。

 

 

 

 

 

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