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?) Chinese knockoffs shows how far bootleggers will go to rip a good idea off, and sometimes, the results are hilarious.

#1

Dolce & Banana

Dolce & Banana

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Ledyn Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

dolce&cabana

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#2

Binbows

Binbows

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KenLee
Community Member
5 years ago

This one looks more like from Japan than China.

GillianVann
Community Member
5 years ago

it is japanese.

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YukoIshii
Community Member
5 years ago

It is written in Japanese but I don't think we have a humor sense like this. Many Asian products have Japanese written to disguise as Japanese goods.

Cloudy@noon
Community Member
5 years ago

Well it at least need to be someone who know Japanese so it can be any one, but i just one to say not every one is the same, Chinese is not all that stupid, British are not all that gentlemen every country have people who's different then the other you know...

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RyoSato
Community Member
5 years ago

This used computer shop is named Binbows which means "poor guys." May not be very funny but has nothing to do with trademark theft.

Christian Owens
Community Member
2 months ago

Still prefer a Mick

Joshua Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

LOL BINBOWS!

Royal Lizard
Community Member
7 months ago

LOL

C**tRetard
Community Member
4 years ago

Binbows. Seirous?

kanikakothiyal
Community Member
5 years ago

haahahahahahahaha wtf.. lol

AngelaJones
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol, "Michaelsoft"

ZahrahRoa
Community Member
5 years ago

It is japanXD look at the characters... letters in japan

BigeVarlıer
Community Member
5 years ago

Michealsoft binbows.. Wow!

LiminHuang
Community Member
5 years ago

That's japanese.

DarcyPetersen
Community Member
5 years ago

It's from Japan. But it's still ridiculous.

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#3

Mike

Mike

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DaHunter
Community Member
5 years ago

Personalized Nike

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#4

Red Labial

Red Labial

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AwAwGrackGrack
Community Member
5 years ago

Johnnie Worker LoL

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#5

Specialman

Specialman

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ChrisCarstens
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#7

I Think I'm Gonna Get A New Pair Of Iphones

I Think I'm Gonna Get A New Pair Of Iphones

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KenLee
Community Member
5 years ago

Should call it iShoe.

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#8

Delicious Burgers, Now With Less Monarchy!

Delicious Burgers, Now With Less Monarchy!

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MasoudArianezhad
Community Member
5 years ago

that's in Iran

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#9

Master Beef

Master Beef

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OrleiFabricio
Community Member
5 years ago

MasterCarne would have been better

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#10

Nailed It

Nailed It

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DanielleGoedhart
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that one was intentional

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#12

Sunbucks

Sunbucks

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LyoneFein
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe Explorer might actually work in that area

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#14

Polystation

Polystation

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KuhanMadhan
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Sonic the presidential wizard

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#16

Pizza Huh

Pizza Huh

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

needs ??? marks

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#17

:)

:)

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KellyKat
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL! A new way to "Google" yourself!

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#18

Kfg

Kfg

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ChrisCarstens
Community Member
5 years ago

Kentucky Fried Geisha

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#19

Hike

Hike

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Washington Guns
Community Member
4 months ago

mike

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#20

Pizza Roof

Pizza Roof

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Washington Guns
Community Member
4 months ago

wtf you coppied again?

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#21

I'll See Your Mountain Dew Knockoff Collection

I'll See Your Mountain Dew Knockoff Collection

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ChristieMamanna
Community Member
5 years ago

It is dr pepper knockoffs, savior. They are saying "I see your collection of Mountain Dew, and I'll raise you my collection of dr pepper" like gambling,in poker

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#22

Close Enough

Close Enough

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RémiFortier
Community Member
5 years ago

Epic demonstration of art skills

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#23

Nokla

Nokla

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Internet Awesome
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like Nokla

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#24

Borio

Borio

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Isaiah Matuz
Community Member
1 year ago

more like boring O

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#25

Now I Can Finally Afford A Pair Of Deats

Now I Can Finally Afford A Pair Of Deats

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GraceLand
Community Member
5 years ago

who the fuck is NANI?

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#26

Abcids

Abcids

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Internet Awesome
Community Member
5 months ago

How do you even pronounce that

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#27

Prapa

Prapa

Carl Report

Tawanda Chivasa
Community Member
1 year ago

The Devil wears Prapa

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#28

Got Heineken? Nope. I Got Heimekem!

Got Heineken? Nope. I Got Heimekem!

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TaaraPantera
Community Member
5 years ago

"Original recipe" even!

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#29

Corcs

Corcs

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NelsonÁlvarezSáez
Community Member
5 years ago

didn't know crocs were dyslexic...

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#30

I Got A Fake Sharpie. It's A Skerple

I Got A Fake Sharpie. It's A Skerple

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Cristina S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Saying Skerple makes me laugh

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#31

Esrrit

Esrrit

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Raviel Beaumont D. Clarin
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I got dibs on first comment. the guy sitting down is like: why do I exist

#32

Joens Danhse

Joens Danhse

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GabriellaBarbosa
Community Member
5 years ago

Ten.der.ness

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#33

The Amazing Star-Wars

The Amazing Star-Wars

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arkanian
Community Member
5 years ago

and looks like power ranger

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#34

Ridbull

Ridbull

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MarcoHubbard-Weller
Community Member
5 years ago

Two separate Thai products. One is the sweet, condensed glass jar (blue/silver can, watered down& carbonated, elsewhere) called "Red Bull" and the other other (not available in western markets) is กระทิงแดง and sold as a fruit drink in a short, gold can.

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#35

Maolboea

Maolboea

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katherinehandy
Community Member
5 years ago

Umm... They are candy cigarettes so I would think that they did this on porpoise

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#36

Kentucky Lried Ghicken

Kentucky Lried Ghicken

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Maaya deMenocal
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at all those chickens

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#37

Mcdnoald's

Mcdnoald's

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MerveGüleroğlu
Community Member
5 years ago

OMcDnoald had a farm? :3

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#38

Kicker

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Ana-MariaBurada
Community Member
5 years ago

this one is Korean

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#39

Kine

Kine

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#40

Numa

Numa

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Dutchman Callypso
Community Member
2 years ago

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma nu ma iei, nu ma nu ma nu ma iei ...♫

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#41

Googirls

Googirls

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StevenWhittaker-Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

Can't think what this ones all about, and I'm not sure I want to either.

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#42

Nake

Nake

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Chiara Marino
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d rather go NAKED

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#43

A Father's Amazing Collection Of Off-Brand Mountain Dews

A Father's Amazing Collection Of Off-Brand Mountain Dews

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YashKuncolienker
Community Member
5 years ago

one should add mountain fog and mountain rain too

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#44

Penesamig

Penesamig

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Erick Rolo
Community Member
4 years ago

Pene means "penis" in spanish

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#45

Popstation

Popstation

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OUIII._.
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually had this one lol... this only works with Tetris. (each of them is like USD $7)

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#46

A Hit In One!

A Hit In One!

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KalinaVasileva
Community Member
5 years ago

Nessebar, BG?

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#47

Sqmy

Sqmy

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David Jeu
Community Member
2 years ago

Scamy?..

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#48

Saw These In Urmas,asia Shop. It Is In Kaunas,lithuania

Saw These In Urmas,asia Shop. It Is In Kaunas,lithuania

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Tom
BoredPanda Staff
5 years ago

"Meats by dr. dre" Haha!

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#49

Abibas

Abibas

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Kylie Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

i always used to say abibas as a joke, now it's real...

#50

Kfc - Krispy Fried Chicken..

Kfc - Krispy Fried Chicken..

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Maaya deMenocal
Community Member
2 years ago

those cars just whiz by like "nope"

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#51

The Coffee Was More Expensive Than The Real Thing!

The Coffee Was More Expensive Than The Real Thing!

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JanMrťka
Community Member
5 years ago

Bethlehem, right?:)

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#52

Lobots In Disguise!

Lobots In Disguise!

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TroddyOnYerFAIC
Community Member
3 years ago

TornsFramers: Knockoffs in disguise

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#53

Bugo Hoss

Bugo Hoss

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MaryTonningsen
Community Member
5 years ago

And Guiccy right next to it! LOL!

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#54

Now I Can Finally Search The Internet

Now I Can Finally Search The Internet

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KarenKrause
Community Member
5 years ago

Google eyes were way before Google.

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#55

They Almost Got It Right

They Almost Got It Right

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DaHunter
Community Member
5 years ago

"Quality never good" So honest. Much good. Wow!

#56

Classy

Classy

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Joshua Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

von bit*h. Nice.

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#57

Fake Designer Sunglasses In The Open Air Street Market

Fake Designer Sunglasses In The Open Air Street Market

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#58

Knockoff Water

Knockoff Water

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Emma Peterson
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that even safe to drink?

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#59

Rfc

Rfc

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Holden James
Community Member
3 years ago

rfc- real fuckin chicken

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#60

Found In India - We Drive By It Everyday! Lol

Found In India - We Drive By It Everyday! Lol

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Hallmark! AHahahahah

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#61

Avengers 3 Spoiler

Avengers 3 Spoiler

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Annie
Community Member
5 years ago

"Who's your favourite avenger?" "Buzz."

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#62

Ghlain Klain

Ghlain Klain

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#63

Sdidsa

Sdidsa

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Carvey Maximillian
Community Member
3 months ago

Heyeh!!!

#64

Transeend :)

Transeend :)

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Internet Awesome
Community Member
5 months ago

It may have one megabyte on it if youre lucky.

#65

Mfc

Mfc

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katherinehandy
Community Member
5 years ago

Mother F****** Chicken

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#66

Geely Ge Limo

Geely Ge Limo

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Zombie Man50
Community Member
3 years ago

The Brits always over charged.

#67

Now That's How Sony Got Idea For Company Name

Now That's How Sony Got Idea For Company Name

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#68

Ban The Rays!

Ban The Rays!

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#69

Ftza

Ftza