This explains why “Uyghur’s Secret” was successful, another store which “borrowed” Victoria’s Secret brand in Xinjiang , based in the North West of China.
Even if the physical stores close, the businesses can continue selling their products online.
As stats show from the 2018 Global Brand Counterfeiting Report, intellectual property theft cost companies $323 billion in 2017. And Europol believe 86% of counterfeit products originating from China.
Alex Newman, an intellectual property expert at British law firm Irwin Mitchell, says that there are associations between Chinese imitation products and organised crime, including child labour.