Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, although certain patent lawyers might disagree. Despite this phrase being uttered by the English cleric Charles Caleb Colton sometime in the 19th century, patent law has been in existence since at least 500 B.C.E. in Greece—although the rights were usually only granted for short periods of time.

Fast-forward to the 21st century, and the battle between counterfeiters and patent holders is in full swing. This list of the best (worst?) knock-offs shows how far bootleggers will go to rip a good idea off, and sometimes, the results are hilarious.

Do you have any photos of funny forgeries? Post them below, or vote on your favorite!

#1 Dolce & Banana

Dolce & Banana

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StaceyBogdanova 9 months ago

if minions named brands

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#2 Binbows

Binbows

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KenLee 9 months ago

This one looks more like from Japan than China.

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#3 Mike

Mike

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DaHunter 9 months ago

Personalized Nike

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#4 Red Labial

Red Labial

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AwAwGrackGrack 9 months ago

Johnnie Worker LoL

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#5 Specialman

Specialman

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ChrisCarstens 9 months ago

Super hero Forest Gump

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#6 Diversifying In To New Sectors, I See

Diversifying In To New Sectors, I See

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RuthWilliams 9 months ago

Yep, not China. Probably why the article's titled 'Products from China AND [other] COUNTRIES that don't care...'

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#9 Master Beef

Master Beef

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OrleiFabricio 9 months ago

MasterCarne would have been better

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#10 Nailed It

Nailed It

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DanielleGoedhart 9 months ago

Actually a better name than the original as that is only for boys... :)

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#11 Pimp Not Puma

Pimp Not Puma

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AmyHedges 9 months ago

I think that one was intentional

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#12 Sunbucks

Sunbucks

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LyoneFein 9 months ago

I LOVE this one. This graphic rules!!!!

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#13 Didn't Know Microsoft Were In The Sunscreen Industry

Didn't Know Microsoft Were In The Sunscreen Industry

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DavidRebataLanda 9 months ago

Maybe Explorer might actually work in that area

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#14 Polystation

Polystation

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KuhanMadhan 9 months ago

That's how u bring two gaming co.s together.

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#15 Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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gladysalambay 9 months ago

Sonic the presidential wizard

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