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Dr. Dre

I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China

7/10/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged counterfeiters for what could easily be BILLIONS of dollars!

In the lawsuit, Beats claims a nefarious group of unnamed websites based in China ... are getting filthy rich selling cheaply-made, counterfeit headphones, bearing the red "b" logo -- and raking in more than $135 BILLION in revenue. 

Beats points out it's the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs ... according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ -- so it has a vested interest in protecting its trademark.

Beats is suing to stop all sales of the forgeries ... and to take over all of the domain names used by websites hawking the fakes. 

Dre and co. also want ALL profits from the head-phonies. And that's no dim sum.

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notalawyer    

As well they should... it is called karma

20 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Good, those overpriced headphones are a rip off

20 days ago
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big teaser    

What he cryn about now?

20 days ago
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Alexis    

Protect your brand. The luxury industry has been having trouble with that for years though. Good luck

20 days ago
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big teaser    

Soon as as I hit 16 million ima quit.and im only 23.

20 days ago
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Lee    

Aren't beats made in China to begin with with slave labor. You have workers in one big building constructing them legitimately, then you have their family and relatives next door in another big building making the copies for less.

20 days ago
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The Zombie    

Billions? Nope. You're not losing billions. They're making billions because they're producing the same piece of crap for about $2. But welcome to the business world, Dre. I can sell you a counterfeit Honda for $400.

20 days ago
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Dmarsalli    

So greedy!!! Really? You just got all this money from apple because you sold your business, now you want to prevent someone else from doing the exact thing you did to get rich? This is the problem with out society! Every rich sob is in it for themselves, when competition comes around they sweat and sue! Find something else to do with your billions buddy, you have way to much time on your hands if your complaining!

20 days ago
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jerzygal2014    

By the time he tries to get any money they will b long gone! Happens all the time w any product. There will always b over sea companies making fakes.

20 days ago
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mrmiller508    

I'm sorry to hear a billionaire losing money my heart goes out to you

20 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

In other words, Dr. crapp wants to stop the selling of cheap knockoffs made by chinese slaves to HIS cheap authentic ones which are also made by chinese slaves.

20 days ago
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static    

That's interesting since Beats ARE cheap Chinese made headphones.

20 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

MY $10 HEADPHONES WORKS "GREAT"!!!!

20 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

Lol who gives a ****, we aren't seeing that money.

20 days ago
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Grim reaper    

Well now I know justin wears them I'm throwing mine out.

20 days ago
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