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Following the launch of the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch, you might be surprised to learn that versions were already on sale… in China.

Shortly after the Apple Watch was formally announced, fake "Apple" watches were selling for between $40 and $80 – a fraction of Apple's asking price of at least $349 – on Taobao, a Chinese e-commerce website owned by online retail giant Alibaba.

From copycat cars to a duplicate Disneyland, China has long been home of some extravagant counterfeits. Here, with the help of trademark attorney Tina Rees-Pedlar, and brand protection experts, OpSec Security's Bill Patterson, and BrandProtect's Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, CNBC has compiled a list of some the craziest.

Written By Alexandra Gibbs, CNBC.com

Credit: Taobao, Alibaba Group