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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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mrz.meranda    

How can you say greedy? Whether he sold them to Apple or not they're his creation and copyright. It's not fair to him or the people suckered into buying the fakes!

68 days ago
17.

ambesa1    

even though beats is made in china..lol..the irony!!

68 days ago
18.

Cool Papa    

Dr. Dre is complaining about people stealing what he created? Pot, meet kettle.

68 days ago
19.

Brien    

Oh Boo-hoo! He's also making Billions off American's buying his ****ty headphones that cost $43 in parts to make.

68 days ago
20.

david 183    

Boo hoo.. Poor guy. How will he ever manage.

68 days ago
21.

Eric in L.A.    

If he sold the company why is he complaining? He is not longer making money for any lost sales. Let the new owner deal with the headache.

68 days ago
22.

iketurnerjr    

don't take it personal, dre. china jacks everybody, not just you.

68 days ago
23.

Anonymous    

'Beats points out it's the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs' ... NO ****!!! At $400 a pair (sometime s more or less depending where in the world) who wouldn't want the Chinese knockoffs? I'd like to point out that fake Beats are the headphone of choice for 'Jon', 'Joe' and 'Jill' who work hard 12-14 hour days trying to get by. Sometimes the fakes are better quality but if you got the $$$ enjoy your Beats.

68 days ago
24.

Truth    

HIGHLY DOUBT HIS LAME LAWSUIT WILL FLY IN CHINA WHERE THE COMPANY IS LOCATED. CHINA IS THE FAKE MARKET PLACE OF THE WORLD. BESIDES... DINT DRE/IOVINE STEAL BEATS FROM THE REAL FOUNDER NOEL LEE OF MONSTER?? POT CALLING KETTLE. #TRUTH!!

68 days ago
25.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Deal dre

68 days ago
26.

Ceworld1958    

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68 days ago
27.

barcham    

The only reason celebs use beats is because they are paid to. The same reason you see boxers with them around their neck before a fight. They are overpriced, overrated pieces of crap and anyone who actually pays for them is a fool.

68 days ago
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mrmiller508    

I'm Not going to lose sleep because he's losing money. He can go cry in mansion he just bought from Tom Brady

68 days ago
29.

toddpugz7111    

Yes, but he's still"regular people", not like all the other billionaires who only care about making money, so it's not fair to copy "his" crap.

68 days ago
30.

STFU    

No deal

68 days ago
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