Originally Posted by Max...
The genuine article (Chinese aren't bad at copying are they?!):
The impression I get is that copying is not the issue, but rather unauthorised production - often by the same manufacturer. SO at 1800 the RealThing-TM production line stops and the official labels/brands/stamps get locked away. Then at 1900 the night shift begins production again, but with cheaper materials and different logos...
I have a handheld spotlight that is EXACTLY the same as a AquaSignal Bremen but cost me about 20% of the real thing. Different logo. I'm sure AquaSignal wouldn't be too impressed.