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Knockoff News 16

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And in case you've been wondering about  the sources of "superfakes" and lookalike brands (not to mention the real challenges of litigating IP rights in China):

New Balance vs. Henkee


Susan, if you have the opportunity at some point, I would appreciate your views regarding something I've seen posted more than once: consumers who had bought copies of luxury goods said that their fakes outperformed/outlasted/were better made than the originals.

I know that I myself have bought the occasional watch or sunglasses from street vendors, but to my knowledge they weren't "fake" anything - just generic "watch" or "sunglasses" because I scatter them far and wide, like confetti, in passing. What issues, if any, do you have with street-vended goods that aren't pretending to be anything else?

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