Manufacturers with a reputation and business to protect have every right to hammer these thieves.
As always there is a grey area..... My son over 20 years ago took his bride for a holiday in Oz.
During a stop-over in Hong Kong he bought a "Rolex" as a prezzie for me. No one was deceived. It came in a small polythene bag from a backstreet spiv who had to disappear to get it.
It cost Jim equivalent of £15 not £3000. Soon lost its 'gold! plate, but looked good and kept very good time for about 18 years and several batteries. I can't think Rolex was troubled!