Dealing in fake or counterfeit goods is an ‘intellectual property’ crime. Designers, writers, inventors and manufacturers have invested a great deal in developing their projects and it is against the law to copy these goods and/or sell them, passing them off as original.
This could be copying CDs, DVDs, designer bags, watches, makeup, electricals, toys.
Some of these items can actually be dangerous as they may contain poisonous chemicals, be unsafe for children to play with or be wired incorrectly.
We live in a consumer society and everybody is under pressure to own what they see in the lives of the rich and famous, or they want nice things for their children.
Being knowingly involved in the sale or purchase of fakes can get you into trouble with the law, whether it be Trading Standards, the Inland Revenue, or the police.
Whatever your involvement, or non-involvement, Walker Lahive can defend you with the best of our lawyers and experts.