A new era is dawning in the perennial struggle against knockoffs of designer brands. Louis Vuitton has won a lawsuit against a Beijing department store that turned a blind eye while fakes of the luxury brand were being sold inside. And now Sina reports that Chinese travelers on tour groups headed to Europe from Shanghai cannot bring or carry-on with them any counterfeit or knockoff goods, else it’s early Christmas for the customs officials in Europe. From what we’ve heard this is not especially directed at groups coming out of Shanghai, but perhaps they’re cracking down a little harder on Shanghai, since more than 41 million people pass through Shanghai’s two airports, making it the busiest airport city in China. On the other hand, let it be known that even as we find ourselves awash in a sea of counterfeit goods, there are still those who know the value of the real thing — like the person that shelled out $20 million US dollars for a genuine Song dynasty vase.