China Also Fakes These Stores: Disney, Nike, D&G, McDonald's, Starbucks And More

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Why pirate a product when you can copy an entire store?The western world was stunned recently to see the Chinese had reproduced an Apple Store to the tee at several locations. They also reproduced the interior of an IKEA.

Actually there are dozens of fake stores in China. Even the most blatant rip-offs can be nearly impossible to shut down due to loose copyright laws.

The latest giant Chinese imitation -- a four-story, 10,000 square foot building with a colour scheme very similar to the Scandinavian giant known as Ikea

Read more at Reuters.

Is this a real Disney store? According to Reuters they sell poorly-made Angry Birds toys of dubious origin

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Beijing has their own characters who look eerily similar to Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse

According to Reuters, two Nike stores in Kunming stand almost opposite of one another -- something Nike would most likely prohibit if both stores had been the real deal

Using the golden arches is much like adopting McDonald's multi-billion dollar brand recognition

Multiple different versions of McDonald's have sprung up across the mainland

This McDonald's appeared in a Nanjing mall in 2009

In 2006, Starbucks won a legal case against the Chinese company with a chain of coffee shops called Xingbake, which translated from Chinese means Starbucks

Fried Chicken is a big deal in the Far East too

This Colonel is a little thinner than the one most Americans are accustomed to

In July 2011, a blogger's suspicious pictures of Apple stores in China circulated the web and caused a media frenzy

This fake Apple store even replicated the Genius Bar

This fake store even has a spiraling staircase

Multiple unauthorised Apple stores were discovered selling fake iPhones, Macbooks and other Apple products whereas other stores were unauthorised but sold legitimate Apple items at web retail prices

This is what happens when Dolce & Gabbana mixes with Banana Republic

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