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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After spending thousands on a bike (though there are inferior fakes of those, too), some riders may be reluctant to pay top dollar for apparel and instead choose a knock-off Rapha jersey (known as Raphaux), or more commonly, fake Oakley sunglasses.
In "(http://ew.com/recap/the-catch-season-2-episode-8/) The Knock-Off, " Alice Vaughn (Mireille Enos) came face-to-face with her ex-boyfriend Ethan's (Warren Christie) fiancAaAaAeA@e, Gretchen.
What exactly crosses the line from imitation to an illegal knock-off? According to Marsh, this can vary country to country or even by jurisdiction within a country.
Though the knock-offs have their admirers, some merchants are doubtful about the impact on genuine Apple Watch sales.
Schumer announced that he has re-introduced legislation that would protect the New York and United States fashion industry from copy-cat knock-offs. The legislation provides a very limited intellectual property protection to the most original fashion designs - those that are extremely unique and distinguishable - and does so in a way that limits any collateral costs.