Global Intellectual Property Center

New Fact Sheet: “Getting More Than You Bargained For”

New Fact Sheet: “Getting More Than You Bargained For”

Entrenched in the black market industry, counterfeiting is no longer limited to the knockoffs of high-end designer handbags sold on city street corners. The creation and trafficking of counterfeit and pirated goods have become a lucrative business that hurts the American economy and destroys lives. Counterfeit goods are not safe, and they fail to live up to the quality of the brands they are knocking off. These goods are created by criminals who are looking to make a profit while harming consumers in the process. Performance of the product and the safety of the individual using it are of no concern to them–but it should be a concern for everyone else. Read more….