How to avoid buying counterfeit products


It can be difficult to distinguish counterfeit products from the original products. If you are not sure whether a product is a counterfeit, you can seek information on the website of the original manufacturer. And price and quality are always good indicators of whether a product is genuine.

The product could be a counterfeit if...

  • the price is significantly lower than the normal price of the branded product
  • the quality of the product seems to be lower than expected
  • the product is sold from a temporary outlet, e.g. a street seller or a market
  • the contact information on the website is incomplete and details about agreements with rights owners are vague

Further information:

> Rules on purchase of counterfeit products

> Risks when buying counterfeit products

27. July 2016

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