Criminal intellectual property (IP) offences are also known as “IP crime” or “counterfeiting” and “piracy”.
Counterfeiting can be defined as the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of products which falsely carry the trade mark of a genuine brand without permission and for gain or loss to another. Counterfeits can bring many dangers to us as consumers. From fake alcohol to children’s costumes…if it can be made, it can be counterfeited. Make sure you understand the risks.
Do you really know what you’re getting for Christmas?
We recently broadcast live talking about IP crime and the dangers and impact of buying counterfeit goods in the run up to Christmas. Visit our Facebook page to watch the video and find out more.
Don’t have a fake Christmas
A short animation on the dangers of buying counterfeit goods: