Counterfeit

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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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It's also an effective way to market knock-offs. One study showed how the Facebook-owned photo app is a hotbed for bots selling fake luxury goods.
Not only are her fashion designs knock-offs, but she also happens to be married to the investor she's been eyeing.
Often these knock-offs will run at a cheaper price to make them more accessible to those who want to look like a movie star, but can't afford designer prices.
Deng Jiajia in a knock-off Elie Saab gown from his 2014 collection at the Hundred Flowers Awards.
Though the knock-offs have their admirers, some merchants are doubtful about the impact on genuine Apple Watch sales.
As the baseball season comes to an exciting finale, Rumney RFC take on St Albans in the Silver Bowl final, which is also held tomorrow, at Tremorfa Park (knock-off 3pm).
* ACU knock-offs are not made under government contract.
Marcelle and her husband, Ronald, now have 1,000 cans of Silly String (and knock-off brand equivalents) in their garage, ready to be shipped to Iraq.
If the product design you are reverse engineering is simply a trade secret, there is nothing to stop you from picking it apart and commercializing your own knock-off version.
But this taut thriller is no Dan Brown knock-off. At the murder scene, Roman police discover that the FBI has obtained clearance to remove this case from the Questura.
Chanel once dismissed a garment in question as a knock-off because of loose threading and poor craftsmanship.