Customer Service & Retail

Well-Known Products That Are Straight-Up Ripoffs

The first time you found out that Deadpool's Wade Wilson was named after Deathstroke's Slade Wilson, did you care? Are He-Man's strong similarities to Captain Marvel a problem? Do you prefer Pepsi to Coke? What if you had invented the first one, only to see the imitator become more successful? Would you bear a grudge against these ripoff products, or is that just the way the cookie crumbles?

You might be surprised how often this has happened - and how many beloved, ubiquitous products are in fact the copy that came out the winner. Take a look at some popular brands and products that aren't as original as you may have imagined.