“Why are counterfeit products of LEGO (fake goods) so sold?”
If you search for “LEGO compatible”, you will find many similar products.
New and used online shops, Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo Auctions, … etc. All hits with amazing numbers.
If you search for “LEGO compatible” on Amazon, genuine products and compatible products (fake) will be displayed side by side.
↓↓↓ Like this.
It looks like a Lego product, but in the product introduction text
“Compatible with Lego”
“Lego sets are not included”
It becomes clear that it is not a genuine product.
In this case, the consumer has to be careful.
Basically, LEGO genuine products are introduced together with the package (box). (Some products do not show the box)
Brand products such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Moncler, Chrome Hearts, Rolex, etc. are tightly controlled.
Lego’s basic patent expired in the 1980s.
First of all, one of the reasons that cheaper blocks similar to Lego are manufactured is that the basic patent of Lego acquired in each country expired in the 1980s.
So even if you make a block of the same shape as Lego, it’s especially “no problem”.
Just because a patent has expired, if it imitates what LEGO produces and sells using characters, it is an “out.”
Star Wars, Lego Ninjago, Friends, Spider-Man and so on.
About two years ago, LEGO filed a lawsuit against Bela in China for selling products that imitated the contents and contents of LEGO products. The result won in Chinese law.
Hmm, I see.
There are still lots of LEGO-like products on sale, but LEGO probably won’t have the time to sue at all, or it’s too many to catch up. . .
It’s a way to distinguish between a genuine product and a compatible product (fake), but since the genuine product basically has the stamp “LEGO” on it, let’s check when you get it.
Well, I think no one will give someone a “compatible product” as a gift, but some people will buy it without knowing it, so be careful.
Next time, I will actually purchase a compatible product (fake) and compare it with a regular product.
Please refer to the blog below for how to distinguish minifigure genuine and compatible (fake)!