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A product designer's yearlong battle with China's copycats shows how hard it can be to protect startup ideas

Those hoping to buy a smartphone case with a built-in selfie stick could finally do so online at the end of last year — though not from the original designer. As Israeli entrepreneur Yekutiel Sherman told Quartz in an article published Monday, counterfeiters quickly stole his design idea and put a similar product on sale months before the intended release date. Sherman discovered that vendors across China were beginning to sell the same smartphone case, called StikBox, that his Kickstarter campaign first featured in December before he could even find a factory to manufacture it.
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