Did I just get scammed?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pickles1, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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. [​IMG] [​IMG] You can always argue that the labels look nothing alike even though most likely B. Brioni is trying to be a knockoff.
     


  3. stevey d.

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    What about Brioni Bankok? Is this technically a knock-off? :nodding:



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  4. stevey d.

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    double post
     
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  5. Ich_Dien

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    A picture of the tie would help.



    This isn't always true in my experience.
     
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    A Brioni that's made in Bangkok? That's interesting..
     


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    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.
     


  8. stevey d.

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    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!
     


  9. MikeDT

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    Stealing names and logos is something that happens quite regularly...
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    The iPhone gas stove.
     
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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 Pics.
     


  13. MikeDT

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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.
     
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    haha those are ridiculous
     


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    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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