Consumer Guide

Counterfeiting and piracy is the intentional imitation of a trademark, a work protected by copyright, a design, a patent or a utility model. The purpose of the imitation is usually to deceive the consumer to believe that it is an original product.  

Producers of counterfeit and pirated goods are becoming increasingly more professional, and it can be difficult to distinguish the fakes from the originals. Earlier, IPR crime mainly involved luxury goods, but today all types of products are copied - eg also washing powder, batteries and medicines. It is illegal to produce and sell counterfeit and pirated products and in some cases also illegal to buy them. 

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Do you know what you may and may not do?

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What are the consequences of trading in fake goods?

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