Global Intellectual Property Center


Dangerous Fakes Ad in Times Square

Dangerous Fakes Ad in Times Square

The GIPC debuted a video in Times Square to draw attention to the dangers of counterfeits.

Once viewed by many as a problem limited to purveyors of high-end luxury goods, today counterfeiting has become multi-billion dollar criminal activity that affects almost every American industry. While criminals see the production and sale of counterfeit goods as a lucrative, low-risk business model, this illicit activity not only harms U.S. businesses but also puts American consumers at severe risk.

For more information on dangerous fakes and what you need to know to spot them, visit