Counterfeits and Knock-Offs
An icon of trademark counterfeiting: The fake Rolex watch. Purchased from a street vendor, Shanghai, China, 2005.
An imaginative tactic to avoid a charge of trademark counterfeiting: The “Swiss Navy” folding utility knife – knock-off of the trademark Swiss Army knife – with matching key chain. Note that Switzerland, a landlocked country, does not have a navy. Purchased from a street vendor in New York, New York, 1998.
A famous-branded “Sharpie” permanent marker and the “Supermark” pen designed to closely resemble it. Purchased from a convenience store in Los Angeles, California, 2006.