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Counterfeiting of goods

  1. 1. “First of all the imitation of a product. The counterfeit is not only identical in the generic sense of the term. It also gives the impression of being the genuine product……originating from the genuine manufacturer or trader”  A counterfeit is:       An unauthorized copy; Not conforming to the original manufacturer’s design, model, and/or performance standards; Not produced by the stated manufacturer or produced by unauthorised contractors; An off-specification, defective or used product sold as “new” or working; or Has incorrect or false markings and/or documentation
  2. 2. The spread of counterfeit goods (commonly called "knockoffs") has become global in recent years and the range of goods subject to infringement has increased significantly Apparel and accessories accounted for over 50 percent of the counterfeit goods seized by U.S Customs and Border Control
  3. 3. Perfumes Shampoos Honey Toothpaste Sunscreen Baby
  4. 4.  Demand for fake fashion continues to grow at an alarming rate according to a new report from just-style, with captured shipments indicating that around 20% of all athletic merchandise is fake. Despite heightened anti-counterfeiting measures, Canadian and US authorities expect counterfeiting to remain high for the next six years  The 'Global market review of counterfeit apparel - forecasts to 2014,' says athletic apparel was the most affected, with captured shipments indicating that around 20% of all merchandise in this sector, which is typically sold in North America, is fake  industry analysts expect the proportion of counterfeiting in certain sectors to roughly double in the 2005-2014 period
  5. 5. Illegal production Main source Authentic buyers Anti-counterfeiting efforts
  6. 6. Bhagirath Place Market: Wholesale market at Chandni Chowk where one can get fake and smuggled electronic appliances
  7. 7. Gaffar Market: One of the largest markets in the country for counterfeit and smuggled products in the categories of mobile phones and accessories, cosmetic items and commonly used electronic appliances.
  8. 8. Sadar Bazar: Wholesale market in Old Delhi where one can get all sorts of fake items, including packaged FMCG and cosmetic items from selected shops.
  9. 9. Kashmere Market: One of the largest auto parts markets in the country. Some shops sell fake-branded auto spares at one fifth of the original price or even less.
  10. 10. Nehru Place: Asia's biggest computer accessories market. One can get all sorts of pirated software and fake hardware parts from this place.
  11. 11. •Particularly Guangdong and Fujian Hebei Jiangsu Henan •FDI main reason Anhui Zhejiang •The entire supply chain is clustered in one chain Jiangxi Fujian Guangxi Guangdong
  12. 12. Examine the overall condition of the item.Does it look and feel like a high –end manufacturer made it?Does it worth $1000?
  13. 13. Examine the hardware. High –end manufacturers use brass fixtures Counterfeiters use aluminium and a technique called “brassing”.
  14. 14. Logo’s should be crisp, straight, not cut off The stitches should be straight and uniform. No errant stitches, no weaving line
  15. 15.  Missing serial numbers
  16. 16.  Misspelled brand names
  17. 17.  Check the manufacturer's website. Many large companies now have information on their websites to alert customers to possible counterfeit products and to help them detect fakes  Look true out for deals that are too good to be
  18. 18.  Inspect the packaging carefully. Reputable businesses typically take great care in packaging their products  Make sure everything that should be there is there. Counterfeit products often don't include supplementary materials such an owner's manual or a product registration card
  19. 19.  the economy of the countries  legal authorities  consumers  manufacturers of luxury brand goods and counterfeiters as well
  20. 20. Countries’ Situation And Legal Authorities:  high illiteracy rate level  low purchasing power  increasing unemployment rate  ineffective law enforcement  little risk for large profits  low probability to get caught  weak legal infrastructure and corruptible public officials
  21. 21. Consumers – The Demand Side  The aspiring attitude of consumers who wish to buy latest luxury branded products but cannot afford the original luxury goods  When consumers start giving more value to the insignia of a brand on the product instead of the other product attributes, they tend to buy more low-price low-quality counterfeits instead of originals  Moreover, high power distance in various cultures also leads to high demand for counterfeits of luxury goods
  22. 22. Manufacturers - Legitimate And Counterfeiters  Counterfeits of luxury brands do not require much effort to be sold, nor do they require much money to be manufactured  The amount of money and time invested is lower  Ease of imitating brands due to advancements in technology  Highly fragmented channels of distribution
  23. 23.  Innovation is undermined  Criminal networks gain financially  The environment is negatively affected  Workers are worse off. Moreover in countries where counterfeiting and piracy is widespread  Foreign direct investment may be lower  the structure of trade may be affected
  24. 24. At the national level, two of the principal challenges in combating counterfeiting and piracy are:  find ways to enhance enforcement  raise awareness of counterfeiting and piracy issues