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 3 weeks ago

dolce&cabana

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#2

Binbows

Binbows

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KenLee 4 years ago

This one looks more like from Japan than China.

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#3

Mike

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DaHunter 4 years ago

Personalized Nike

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#4

Red Labial

Red Labial

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AwAwGrackGrack 4 years ago

Johnnie Worker LoL

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#5

Specialman

Specialman

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ChrisCarstens 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago

that's in Iran

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#9

Master Beef

Master Beef

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OrleiFabricio 4 years ago

MasterCarne would have been better

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#10

Nailed It

Nailed It

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DanielleGoedhart 4 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 4 years ago

I think that one was intentional

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#12

Sunbucks

Sunbucks

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LyoneFein 4 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 4 years ago

Maybe Explorer might actually work in that area

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#14

Polystation

Polystation

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KuhanMadhan 4 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 4 years ago

Sonic the presidential wizard

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#16

Pizza Huh

Pizza Huh

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Martin 4 years ago

needs ??? marks

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#17

:)

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KellyKat 4 years ago

LOL! A new way to "Google" yourself!

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#18

Kfg

Kfg

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ChrisCarstens 4 years ago

Kentucky Fried Geisha

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#19

Hike

Hike

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C**tRetard 2 years ago

I do not wanna hike

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#20

Pizza Roof

Pizza Roof

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C**tRetard 2 years ago

This is not a knockoff.

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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 4 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 4 years ago

Epic demonstration of art skills

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#23

Nokla

Nokla

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C**tRetard 2 years ago

Ha ha. Nokla

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#24

Borio

Borio

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C**tRetard 2 years ago

Oreos (the real ones) are a knockoff of hydrox

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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 4 years ago

who the fuck is NANI?

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#26

Abcids

Abcids

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OUIII._. 8 months ago

It's an Acid with a B3+ proton maybe...

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#27

Prapa

Prapa

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Gnaneswar Reddy Kothakota 1 year ago

Knocoff for PRADA!!

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#28

Got Heineken? Nope. I Got Heimekem!

Got Heineken? Nope. I Got Heimekem!

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TaaraPantera 4 years ago

"Original recipe" even!

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#29

Corcs

Corcs

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Maaya deMenocal 8 months ago

even autocorrect turns corcs into crocs

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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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Tawanda Chivasa 3 months ago

At least they where honest that its not 100% permanent

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#31

Esrrit

Esrrit

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#32

Joens Danhse

Joens Danhse

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GabriellaBarbosa 4 years ago

Ten.der.ness

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#33

The Amazing Star-Wars

The Amazing Star-Wars

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arkanian 4 years ago

and looks like power ranger

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#34

Ridbull

Ridbull

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MarcoHubbard-Weller 4 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 4 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 8 months ago

Look at all those chickens

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#37

Mcdnoald's

Mcdnoald's

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MerveGüleroğlu 4 years ago

OMcDnoald had a farm? :3

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#38

Kicker

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Ana-MariaBurada 4 years ago

this one is Korean

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#39

Kine

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#40

Numa

Numa

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Dutchman Callypso 1 year ago

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

#41

Googirls

Googirls

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StevenWhittaker-Jones 4 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 8 months ago

fail

#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 3 years ago

one should add mountain fog and mountain rain too

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#44

Penesamig

Penesamig

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Erick Rolo 2 years ago

Pene means "penis" in spanish

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#45

Popstation

Popstation

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OUIII._. 8 months ago

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

#46

A Hit In One!

A Hit In One!

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KalinaVasileva 4 years ago

Nessebar, BG?

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#47

Sqmy

Sqmy

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David Jeu 10 months ago

Scamy?..

#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 4 years ago

"Meats by dr. dre" Haha!

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#49

Abibas

Abibas

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#50

Kfc - Krispy Fried Chicken..

Kfc - Krispy Fried Chicken..

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Maaya deMenocal 8 months 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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Melissa Neese 3 years ago

ugh...and next door has the pedophile heart on it! GROSS

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#52

Lobots In Disguise!

Lobots In Disguise!

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Thegreatcountryofverden 2 years ago

That's nothing compared to FransTroumers: Bark of the moon.

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#53

Bugo Hoss

Bugo Hoss

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MaryTonningsen 4 years ago

And Guiccy right next to it! LOL!

#54

Now I Can Finally Search The Internet

Now I Can Finally Search The Internet

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KarenKrause 4 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 4 years ago

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

#56

Classy

Classy

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MagnusStokoe 4 years ago

She skates for London Rockin Rollers! http://londonrockinrollers.co.uk/

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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 2 years ago

Is that even safe to drink?

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#59

Rfc

Rfc

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Holden James 2 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 4 years ago

Hallmark! AHahahahah

#61

Avengers 3 Spoiler

Avengers 3 Spoiler

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Annie 4 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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#65

Mfc

Mfc

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katherinehandy 4 years ago

Mother F****** Chicken

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#66

Geely Ge Limo

Geely Ge Limo

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Zombie Man50 1 year 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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OUIII._. 8 months ago

CIA? I wanna report an Neo-Nazis activity...

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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 9 months ago

where did you buy it in the philippines?

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#72

Jollibee Rip-off In India

Jollibee Rip-off In India

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GersonNobIII 4 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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Annie 4 years ago

Crispy crap? No thanks.

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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...

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#75

Chanel X Gucci = Ghanel !!?

Chanel X Gucci = Ghanel !!?

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#76

Duracell Knockoffs

Duracell Knockoffs

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Ledyn Brown 3 weeks ago

made in china

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#77

Drive School Logo

Drive School Logo

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4 years ago

http://infoinsider.ro/2011/04/05/inspiratie-scoala-de-soferi-pentru-sosele-insangerate/

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#78

Ki Frango Assado

Ki Frango Assado

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SalMitchell 4 years ago

Los pollos Hermanos, no?

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#79

Perfume. The Story Of A Murderer

Perfume. The Story Of A Murderer

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#80

Let It Gooo Let It Goooo

Let It Gooo Let It Goooo

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zudha s 8 months ago

Indonesia this

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#81

Only Noticed These Glasses I Found Weeks Ago Are Actually Fake, After I Broke 'em

Only Noticed These Glasses I Found Weeks Ago Are Actually Fake, After I Broke 'em

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#82

Rohobom The New Ray Bans

Rohobom The New Ray Bans

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#83

For Those Who Love Cream And Sugar To Coffee

For Those Who Love Cream And Sugar To Coffee