buckworks - 3:07 pm on Dec 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
FWIW, the problem of counterfeiting can affect everything from auto parts to medications. This is not just a high fashion issue.
could have a functionally identical handbag that cost 1/10th what the Tiffany bag does
That's just fine as long as it's not claimed to be a Tiffany's bag.
The question of what's "functionally identical" could become an interesting discussion on its own. Many seemingly similar items have major differences in quality and durability which become apparent with use over time but are not immediately obvious to a non-expert shopper.