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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NickCheng
Community Member
5 years ago

Not China...

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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.

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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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DanielleGoedhart
Community Member
5 years ago

Gross

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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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NickCheng
Community Member
5 years ago

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Also not China...

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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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Rebesweety
Community Member
5 years ago

That is not china...

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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

Avery Chan Report

IldikóKaszás
Community Member
5 years ago

the Sun and the Moon and the stars.... looking for the Moonbucks to complete the set, but the "moon...." name would suggest something is not exactly legal about the workers :) maybe nobody has dared to use that name yet

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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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SusannaVesna
Community Member
5 years ago

Harry Potter and Obama?! This is one magic spell gone wrong! XD

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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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FridaHarila
Community Member
5 years ago

When I was in Beijing there was something called KFD. I don't want to know what the D stands for :I

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#19

Hike

Hike

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

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...oohh if that H was a K I'd get me pair

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#20

Pizza Roof

Pizza Roof

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

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Pizza Abortion.

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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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SaviorSelf
Community Member
5 years ago

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Looks more like Dr Pepper knock offs to me Lol

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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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PoojaSharma
Community Member
5 years ago

sounds like dhokla

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#24

Borio

Borio

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

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Borios... we are better than whoreos

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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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WafilaaWeyy
Community Member
5 years ago

it should be deaf lol

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#26

Abcids

Abcids

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Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

All Bitches Carry Infantile DreamS

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#27

Prapa

Prapa

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Janine Rahman
Community Member
3 years ago

..the rappa?

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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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Emma Richardson
Community Member
4 years ago

lol :)

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#31

Esrrit

Esrrit

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#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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Eckify
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe the original Marlboro rebranded for China... avoiding that difficult "r'

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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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Maaya deMenocal
Community Member
2 years ago

fail

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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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StaceyFields
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the gratuitous apple.

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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
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5 years ago

"Meats by dr. dre" Haha!

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#49

Abibas

Abibas

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Kylie Smith
Community Member
9 months 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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cest_nayce
Community Member
5 years ago

for the win!! LOL

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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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NuniksGayatri
Community Member
5 years ago

with much younger colonel

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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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#64

Transeend :)

Transeend :)

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Internet Awesome
Community Member
1 month ago

It may have one megabyte on it if youre lucky.

#65

Mfc

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JannProvencher
Community Member
5 years ago

Might fried 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

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#70

Kappo

Kappo

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MadlenaCiapchin
Community Member
5 years ago

Il Kappo da tutti cappi!

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#71

The Best Weed I Found In The Phillipines

The Best Weed I Found In The Phillipines

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gabreille chavez
Community Member
2 years ago

where did you buy it in the philippines?

#72

Jollibee Rip-off In India

Jollibee Rip-off In India

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GersonNobIII
Community Member
5 years ago

this is the most hilarious ever! HAHAHAHAH I've also seen one and it's called JELLIBEE! hahahhaha

#73

Krispy Krepe

Krispy Krepe

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MYTCR8TiV
Community Member
5 years ago

Isn't that the Jamba Juice logo in the center ?

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#74

Burberyr - Spent The Rest Of Our Holidays Trying To Pronounce That One...

Burberyr - Spent The Rest Of Our Holidays Trying To Pronounce That One...