One would assume Colnago Srl are aware of these knockoffs? I wonder why they don't do something about it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that, but surely all this crap floating about doesn't help the brand.
As any major fashion brand would tell you: it's very difficult to fight the knockoff market. Very, very difficult, and it takes a lot of resources to tackle the issue. Those same resources are better spent minimizing losses of new or existing product rather than pursuing fake productions after the fact.
The governments in which these factories exist have a record of placing very low priority on battling this internally, although it has somewhat improved over the past few years. When push comes to shove, these factories can continue to produce the knockoffs using time tables and production lines that are "not on the books" or "not on the floor"
Lately, again in the fashion world, the push has been to go after those who knowingly purchase the knockoffs instead, thereby hopefully deterring the consumer from giving the knockoff-producers a market to sell their items. For example, there is a law being suggested in NYC to heavily fine (for example, a $10,000 fine for purchase of a $20 knockoff of a $600 bag) any person owning or purchasing a fake marque. It will have to be proven in court of course that the person knowingly
purchased a fake item, but that's another issue.
So that's why Colnago, Pinarello, others, have difficulty dealing with this stuff.
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