Keep in mind the basic fact that IP protection is something alien to their basic culture - mimicry is something they do because our opinion on it is simply different to theirs. One loudspeaker manufacturer of top class L-Acoustics has got the key players of one Chinese company sent to jail for copying their products.
My view on it is that if people are being sold products and they think they are genuine, so they're being conned - that is totally unacceptable. However - if somebody wants a mic for their own use, and (like the ones I tested recently) sticks on the little Neumann enamel badge, then that's sort of product envy, and probably makes them happy. Clearly, the manufacturer hasn't lost a sale - because somebody spending a little money on a fake, would not be buying the real thing. I realise this is unacceptable to many people, but often these people are those who can afford the genuione article. I'm clearly not normal - and have collected loads of mics over the years from well known manufacturers, but I also have some fakes, and while some (like the ones this week) are awful, some are useful and have a place in my collection. I've also got a Gibson branded Les Paul from China, and a Strat and a Rickenbacker 12 string. Why? I needed a 12 string for a project - and the price of a genuine Rickenbacker was silly when I knew it would be one off. I finished the project and had a few shows coming up with the band The Searchers - well known for 12 string rickenbackers - so I took along the fake one and asked John to play it. It sounded very similar bit he strummed it and said it felt weird - then he spotted the strings were the wrong way around - the normal one and the octave were swapped around - but it was so similar to a player who had played the real thing. It's been on a wall hanger since then - still with the strings swapped.
If somebody wants a counterfeit for their own use, yes, that's wrong ethically and morally, but I can live with it. Passing off to gullible folk, or people reselling them on ebay is a very different thing. I know loads of people will think this bad - but I have, as an example a Shure SM7B and a fake one sitting in a box on the shelf that I used in a YouTube video. It would be really easy to get them mixed up, because they sound virtually the same - close enough that I'd not be able to tell - so I keep it well away and boxed.
Some fakes cost more than the originals - if you don't pay attention.