I think the question is flawed. In China, they aren’t breaking the law. I don’t think they’re trying to “go legit” as much as they are expanding their product line using the materials and machining equipment they already have. They’re not concerned with anything but selling products to people. Other companies do this too, like Ganzo, Eafengrow, Twosun, etc. Despite all the youtube praise about Ganzo’s new D2 bearing flipper being a great move towards “original design”, one of their very next releases borrowed the style and form of another Chinese company’s knife (Ganzo FH21 vs. Fat Dragon “Dead Silence”) Besides, there is no “going legit” in the business world since they operate for profit... and profit is made by taking the time and effort of others and selling it for more than they paid... kinda like copying designs. All business is theft, but Chinese laws allow that to extend to intellectual property. I don’t really have a point here, TBH. Fun fact: you can’t get back the time you spent reading this. So, in keeping with the topic at hand, I just stole some time from your life.