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
Is this a real Disney store? According to Reuters they sell poorly-made Angry Birds toys of dubious origin
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
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
In July 2011, a blogger's suspicious pictures of Apple stores in China circulated the web and caused a media frenzy
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
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