stormtrooperI think the real question here isn't whether China is stealing designs, or rather, are companies just using Chinese factory designs? In example, I can call up a factory in China, and they will send me a full catalog of available goggle molds that I can throw my Logo on, This is affordable, fast and easy. For me to design a fully new goggle can be very expensive. With unknown costs depending on the severity of the project for designers and engineers, and then the guaranteed cost of 15,000USD to 20,000USD that it will cost just to build the mold. Making your own goggle isn't easy.
It seems to me original brands like Oakley , dragon or electric made their own molds and design , invested money , and created a Product. But all those replicas - did nothing. They are sellin same goggles shapes with cheap crapy straps and logos ( even non professional ) . But maybe I’m wrong?
1. How did those goggle molds got into fake pusher’s hands? Any thought?
2. Why nobody ( especially in USA, which is the most law-copyrights-progressive country now ) gives a f#ck about such dirty “business” and not tryin to regulate it in legal and conscientious way?
3. Are there any difference in material , lenses between replicas and original goggles?...
I contacted dragonalliance , electric , even burton with this question two week ago , and got no respond at all.