Pfizer Inc. won a trademark case in China blocking drugmakers there from copying its Viagra impotence pills' blue diamond shape.
A Beijing court ordered the three companies to pay a $38,000 fine to Pfizer, stop producing the blue, diamond-shaped pills -- which didn't contain the active ingredient in Viagra -- and print a public apology in a Chinese legal newspaper.
(Viagra is known affectionately as "great brother" in China. Obviously lots of folks who purchased the the pill without the active ingredient wound up with "weak sister"instead. )
Now if we can only get Rahm Emanuel, Byron Dorgan, Debbie Stabenow, et al, to print a public apology in an American paper for sponsoring legislation that would encourage these companies to continue producing fake drugs.