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How to Report Trademark Infringement and Unauthorized Sales to VMware?

  • 1.  How to Report Trademark Infringement and Unauthorized Sales to VMware?

    Posted 3 days ago

    Hello, I'm reaching out with a concern regarding potential trademark infringement and unauthorized sales of VMware products.

    Recently, I came across a Chinese company named 苏州欣宝网络科技有限公司连云港分公司 (Suzhou Xinbao Network Technology Co., Ltd. Lianyungang Branch), which seems to be engaging in the sale of VMware Workstation using unauthorized "volume license" keys. Their website, https://vmware.vmecum.com/ (archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20240514102806/https://vmware.vmecum.com/), raises serious concerns as they claim to offer "genuine" VMware products, potentially misleading consumers.

    Such actions not only violate intellectual property rights but may also constitute a criminal offense under Chinese law. 

    Recently, a friend of mine narrowly avoided being deceived by such practices. It's alarming to think that without intervention, more individuals could fall victim to these fraudulent activities. Therefore, I'm determined to inform VMware and urge them to take action to shut down these operations, preventing further exploitation through counterfeit sales.

    However, despite my efforts, I've been unable to locate the appropriate channel to report this issue directly to VMware. Hence, I turn to this community for guidance. Could anyone kindly advise on the correct procedure or contact point within VMware to report trademark infringement and unauthorized sales?

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    PS. I'm not a native English speaker, and some parts were translated by GPT, so there might be minor errors. Feel free to ask if you have any questions."