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post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Well technically they aren't knock offs. The founder of that firm's name could very well be "Bianco Brioni". Now if they started selling under the "Brioni Roma" line or just "Brioni" then i can see where there would be an issue.

Possibly, IANAL but isn't there a question of registered trademarks? Even the Bianco Brioni logo uses a very similar cursive style to the original Brioni. I presume there isn't a person called Bianco Brioni, it's just a made up name for the purposes of deception, and that these suits are coming from China and NOT Italy.

For example, if founder of a firm that made computers was called Johnny Apple, and they sold computers branded as "Johnny Apple", I'm quite sure the legal department of certain computer firm in Cupertino, California would be onto them like a ton of bricks.

Here In China there's a lot of this kind of thing. We got Nokla and Nckia instead of Nokia, Motopola instead of Motorola, Somsong instead of Samsung, HiPhone instead of iPhone, You can even buy an "Apple iPhone" gas stove ..LOL That's why I was rather surprised to see something like this being sold by Amazon in the US.
post #17 of 67
Oh i absolutely agree that its messed up that these things are being sold. But from a legal standpoint even if Brioni registered the trademark for their brand name, the fact is that Bianco Brioni's label says "Bianco Brioni" in a thin red label as oppose to just "Brioni" in a square white or red (for their older ones) bordered hand stitched one.



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You can always argue that the labels look nothing alike even though most likely B. Brioni is trying to be a knockoff.
post #18 of 67
What about Brioni Bankok? Is this technically a knock-off? nod[1].gif



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post #19 of 67
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Edited by stevey d. - 6/29/12 at 3:46pm
post #20 of 67
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Originally Posted by Pickles1 View Post

Hello! I am new to this forum so excuse me if I come off as a bit newbish. I recently purchased a Borrelli tie off of Ebay and I was just wondering if it sounded legit. It seems to have the actual logo but other than that I am not sure how to authenticate it as a genuine Luigi Borrelli tie. Are there any nuances of the tie that can relate to an authentic Borrelli? Also, I own a few ties "Made in China" and they all seem to be soft and drape elegantly when hanging. This Borrelli tie actually feels a bit stiff and has sort of rumples on the face of the tie. Does this sound odd or is this normal with these ties?

Sorry for being so nit-picky but I want to make sure my hard earned money is being invested into a quality item. Thanks in advance!

A picture of the tie would help.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Borrelli uses a pink look to keep the tie back blades in place - located about 2" underneath the Borrelli label on the back. Is it there?

This isn't always true in my experience.
post #21 of 67

A Brioni that's made in Bangkok? That's interesting..

post #22 of 67

I wouldn't be surprised if there is one in Bangkok - in the same way that most brands from the US are made in China.

post #23 of 67
I was just kidding guys. That Brioni Bangkok is toilet paper at best. They didnt try to do a good job at faking.. they just stole the name!
post #24 of 67
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Originally Posted by stevey d. View Post

I was just kidding guys. That Brioni Bangkok is toilet paper at best. They didnt try to do a good job at faking.. they just stole the name!

Stealing names and logos is something that happens quite regularly...
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The iPhone gas stove.
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post #26 of 67
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

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some Ermeneguildo Zegna Rip off I saw at a new high end fashion mall right next to real versace, lacoste and cerruti 1881. chinese people just don't give a fuck

 

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post #27 of 67
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Originally Posted by Pickles1 View Post

Hello! I am new to this forum so excuse me if I come off as a bit newbish. I recently purchased a Borrelli tie off of Ebay and I was just wondering if it sounded legit. It seems to have the actual logo but other than that I am not sure how to authenticate it as a genuine Luigi Borrelli tie. Are there any nuances of the tie that can relate to an authentic Borrelli? Also, I own a few ties "Made in China" and they all seem to be soft and drape elegantly when hanging. This Borrelli tie actually feels a bit stiff and has sort of rumples on the face of the tie. Does this sound odd or is this normal with these ties?

Sorry for being so nit-picky but I want to make sure my hard earned money is being invested into a quality item. Thanks in advance!

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post #28 of 67
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post


some Ermeneguildo Zegna Rip off I saw at a new high end fashion mall right next to real versace, lacoste and cerruti 1881. chinese people just don't give a fuck

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Well believe it or not Frognie Zila is actually a legitimate menswear brand in China. http://www.frogniezila.cn/ Notice how the website is made to look very Italian.....Frognie Zila (Shang Hai) Fashion Co. Ltd.

Others are not quite so legit...
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That rather expensive looking Sony camera was legit though, unlike his sweater.

Anagram...
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I'm sure there's supposed to be two Gs in "Giorgio"...
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...but it's looks better this way, nice and symmetrical.
Edited by MikeDT - 6/30/12 at 6:45pm
post #29 of 67
haha those are ridiculous
post #30 of 67
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

haha those are ridiculous

Yeh it is, isn't it.

I saw a knock-off Versace T-shirt this morning, spelt as "VIRSECH". It was only because it had a large medusa head logo on it, that I knew what it was pretending to be.

I think knock-off Burberry are some of the ugliest garments that I see regularly though.
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Edited by MikeDT - 7/1/12 at 12:17am
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