Ok, so if I bought some of these frames and sold and labelled them as 'Peters bikes' I'd be ok then?
You would still be liable to purchasing a counterfeit product (where applicable).
Please define counterfeit for me.
There are plenty of companies that provide the exact same handlebar under different brands. Pinarello themselves sells various components rebranded to "m0st" or however they spell m-o-s-t. Are those counterfeit products? They have the same shape as a product from another company, same dimensions... but they are not claiming to be from, say, Ritchey, or Token. Are they counterfeit then? By your accounts, Pinarello is selling counterfeit products. So is Planet-X and their brakes, apparently, because they were developed by another company clearly and they're selling those damn knock-offs for less than other people!
These frames are different from the Pinarello frames: the seattube is completely different, smaller details are different. If they are sold as "Peter's Bikes" are they counterfeit, or do they happen to look
similar to the Pinarello style? They come out of a factory without any reference to Pinarello: they have a model number and are blank. If they are labelled "Peter's Bikes," are they still counterfeits?
All those steel frames from the 80's? You know when top tubes were horizontal, tubes were lugged and headsets were 1" - certainly are large number of those 'famous brands' from the 80s were counterfeits of ... who exactly? Surely someone though, because they're all so similar. For all we know so many could have been produced in the same factory much like today with carbon frames. The only difference is that now we have the internet and communication tools that allows us to research and dig into the industry for information. In the 80s that undertaking was a bit more difficult and not often sought, it's been 30 years and not many records have been kept.
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