09 October 2008

QQLand Boleh!

Remember my earlier blog when I found Toceba brand batteries? Well, I got an email from my cousin Nick earlier with a whole collection of brand distortions.

Technically, you can't call them counterfeit for they do not share the same brand as the originals.
Similar, yes. Identical? No.

Let's start with batteries. SQNY batteries. *facepalm #1*

You gotta love the next next one KFG - 啃他鸡. *facepalm#2*
If you eat, you gotta drink. How about some 雲碧 instead of 雪碧? *facepalm #3*
Okay shampoo anyone? *facepalm #4*
This one is very clever when IVIKE is not fully stretched, it looks like NIKE! *facepalm #5*
And the grand finale.... Will the real Puma please stand up? *facepalm #3,572,426,781*
Clue: Puma don't have punk hair style nor wear skirt. Puma don't look like Pikachu nor hippo and is usually not asleep in an unglam position.

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- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Thursday, 9 October 2008 10:50 pm
no lah, the puma ones are spoofs lah! not counterfeit, hahaha...i like the punk one!

2. JY left...
Friday, 10 October 2008 1:54 am ::
Indeed, the Puma ones are "satire design", if there could be such a way to explain it la. The Pika one is cool!

3. grasshopper left...
Friday, 10 October 2008 9:24 am The "IVIKE" is actually really! smart. LOL

4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 10 October 2008 10:04 am
akk & jy: I thot the roll over and sleep Puma is the funniest!

grasshopper: Yeah. Indeed! I have many more but mostly relevant to ch1nese markets.

5. mavis left...
Monday, 20 October 2008 2:18 pm ::
creativity abused...

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 11:56 am :: 
Mavis: Hi Mavis! Welcome to the blog! It is one thing to come up with something similar to grab a share of the market like say HTC Touch vs iPhone, Coca Cola vs Pepsi Cola. But it is another thing to come up with something with the intent to fool unwitting consumer into thinking that they are buying the real stuff, by coming up with almost identical name and/or packaging.

Infringment of copyright aside, this is fraud.

7. MillerLovah left...
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 5:13 pm
KFG. AND THEN A FROWNING OL' MAN. Cld this get any queer.

8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 9:48 pm :: 
MillerLovah: You ain't seen nothing yet. Things like this in China are just tips of the icebergs. Stay tuned while I seek out even more weird shite to share with everyone.

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