Dave: Wang Trading is making
knockoffs of our watches and selling them. I say we tell them
right away to stop, or we'll take them to
court. Do I have everyone's support
on this? Bob?
Bob: You have my full backing,
Dave. If we don't show everyone that we'll hurt them when they do these things,
other companies will start to make more knockoffs later.
Mary: I'm sorry, but I think that's just what we shouldn't do. We'd need to
use Vietnam's laws; we all know that the government there won't help a Taiwanese
company fight a Vietnamese company.
Dave: I see your point, but we need to punish them, and let others see us
punishing them, so nobody else will ever try the same thing.
Mary: Companies have tried that many, many times before -- it never works. If
we stop this company, there will just be another company that will do the same
thing. If there is a chance for making profits, someone will try it.
Bob: We're cutting our own
throats if we don't do something. Are you saying we should just
do nothing? 如果我们不想想办法，简直是自取灭亡。你的意思是要我们坐视不管吗？
Mary: Not at all. What I'm saying is that the knockoffs are being sold in a
market that our watches aren't sold in. If we want to stop others from selling
knockoffs, we should get into this market ourselves.
1. knockoff 仿冒品
Even though it's illegal, you can get cheap knockoffs of almost every kind of
high quality watch on the streets of Hong
2. take (someone) to court
It says in our agreement you'd deliver the goods by this
Friday; if they aren't here by then, I'm taking you to
3. cut one's own throat
one another's throats为"互相残杀"。
Paul cut his own throat by talking about how
bad Sue is as manager, because people thought he would talk bad about them