If it were, say, a Chinese drumstick manufacturer already making cheap sticks, then it would cost very little to slap a competitor's logo on it. Or perhaps someone orders those sticks in bulk for super cheap and asks them to be shipped without any labels on the sticks. Then this person could very easily put a Zildjian or Vic Firth or whatever label on the sticks and jack up the price considerably.I doubt the drumsticks are fake. Counterfeiting is still a complex process, even w/ the ability to print at home using decent pro-sumer equipment. The investment vs. margins vs volume needed for profit on drumsticks just wouldn't be worth it.
The point is, counterfeiting is already happening on a massive scale. Why would drum gear be immune to that?