Consumer Guide to Counterfeits & Pirated Goods
Sales of counterfeit and pirated goods have never been easier as the global economy expands online. Shop smart and avoid becoming a victim. Consult these resources to learn how to spot and report fakes.
Avoid Counterfeits: Go For Real
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Crime Prevention Council are working together to raise public awareness about the importance of intellectual property and to decrease demand for counterfeit goods in the United States. This public education campaign is aimed at tweens and teens, encouraging them make smart buying decisions and seek out legitimate products. Learn more and take the #GoForRealChallenge at https://www.ncpc.org/goforreal.
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Trademark Information Network: Counterfeit
Counterfeiting reaches into all aspects of our daily lives, threatens our health and safety, and negatively impacts U.S. jobs and the overall economy. Learn about counterfeiting’s pervasive harms, as well as gain practical tips on how to spot counterfeit goods and avoid buying them. This video is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s news broadcast-style Trademark Information Network (TMIN) video series.
Embedded YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1xdxmI8tbXU
These videos are brought to you by federal agencies working to keep U.S. consumers informed about counterfeit and pirated goods.