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Report knockoffs and replicas in the USA

 

Report Knockoffs USA (reportknockoffs.us) is a free to use website which simply allows members of the public to report knockoff goods.

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We fight knockoffs


 

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Tell us about counterfeits, knockoffs and fakes

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Report Knockoffs works with buyers - victims of piracy to obtain a refund for fake goods.

We work with and report to Legitimate companies, License Holders Legal Departments, Intellectual Property Lawyers, Government Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide.


Many companies are experiencing, or have previously encountered knockoffs of their products.

Report Knockoffs works with USA Anti Piracy, UK Anti Piracy and IP rights holders (Intellectual Property Rights Holders) manufacturers, copyright holders, media companies, retailers, government departments and auction sites to provide an enhanced level of protection against copyright infringements and the supply of fakes, counterfeit goods, pirated media and copies of products (knockoff goods).

These knockoff goods include fake car parts (even life saving components such as brake pads, knockoff shock absorbers etc) knockoff disks (bootleg CDs, knockoff DVDs, knockoff Blu-ray, USB disks etc), illegal downloads, knockoff books and manuals, bootleg music CDs, knockoff movies, console and computer games, knockoff designer clothing, knockoff fashion accessories, toys, tools, knockoff electrical goods, knockoff electrical and mechanical components, knockoff sports items etc.


Report Knockoffs was founded after we purchased a set of Windows reinstall disks on eBay. The disks were used to reinstall the correct version of Windows (on a computer which had a legitimate license), but along with Windows, the disks contained malware (malicious software) which scanned the computer for entered bank account and PayPal entries. The point is; "how many other pirated disks contain malware, viruses etc?

Please see; about eBay and knockoffs

Please note (quick test); run your nail around the edge of the Microsoft hologram on a Microsoft branded CD or DVD. If you can feel an edge (so the hologram is a label), then the disk is fake (the holograms on genuine Microsoft disks are part of the disk).


Fighting Knockoffs in the USA

We work with many IP (Intellectual Property) and Copyright Lawyers, major manufacturers, copyright license holders and government departments worldwide in the battle against knockoff goods, fakes and copyright infringements.

We employ people to search for fakes and pirate websites and scour online auction websites to identify and report fakes.

Our searches include such things as knockoff movies and TV shows, Knockoff games, bootleg music, knockoff music accessories (such as knockoff head phones), knockoff musical instruments (such as knockoff guitars) knockoff designer clothing, knockoff sports clothing, knockoff phones, knockoff watches and knockoff jewelry, knockoff car parts, workshop manuals, knockoff car accessories and much, much more.

When we are sure that an infringement is occurring, we take action. We will report knockoffs to license holders - Intellectual Property Rights Holders and we work with them against the counterfeiters. We will report piracy to facilitators (eg; auction sites which offer the pirated goods for sales) and often to the authorities and the media. We also work with search engines to remove pirate websites from online listings.

We encourage people to tell us about fakes and piracy (please Report Knockoffs) and we help people to obtain refunds.

Report Knockoffs will investigate on behalf of clients (copyright holders). These investigations can be open or secret (we can investigate the same case in a number of ways) in order to identify breaches of copyright and obtain evidence and take appropriate action. Fake goods come in many forms and from multiple sources. Eg; knockoff software and knockoff movies may be produced by a lone pirate (often working in a "back room", kitchen, bedroom or shed) or a "counterfeiting factory" with multiple DVD copying machines which clone CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray disks.

Other pirates may purchase fake
goods for re-sale from dedicated online pirate sites - please note that we do not provide links to such sites because we do not want to promote them (we work to close them down).

Many knockoff goods are sourced from factories in India or China (Guangzhou - also known as Canton or Kwangchow, China is probably the counterfeiting capital of the world). These goods are purchased in bulk for resale in the USA. Sellers are usually aware of the true nature of their stock but this may not always be the case because some suppliers claim to be OEM factories and their stock is surplus or seconds. However; we feel that in most cases, only an idiot would believe this.

It should also be noted that many factories which produce knockoff goods use sub-standard safety systems, sub-standard materials, sub-standard working practices and many force children to work in conditions which would not be tolerated in a legitimate operation.

Other knockoff goods include foils and liquids (such as knockoff brake fluid). In these cases, low quality products are often transferred to Premium grade containers (eg; low quality oil used to fill Premium grade Oil containers and this is then sold as Premium Grade oil). In such cases, the buyer is obviously risking serious damage to his engine - or worse.

Eg; we recently identified fake car clutches. These clutches were significantly cheaper than genuine items and would certainly have worked (but only for a short time). When the clutch failed it may well have caused damage and the customer would obviously have needed to have a replacement fitted. As is usually the case with counterfeit car parts; fitting a fake clutch is false economy.

Some Chinese companies even openly produce and sell copies of Western vehicles such as Honda Motorcycles and BMW Cars (yes; full size knockoff Honda Motorcycles and knockoff BMW Cars). BMW has taken legal action in China against a company which was selling copies of the BMW X5 - they lost. It is little wonder therefore, that sub standard knockoffs of car parts are being sold in the USA.

Potentially the worst counterfeit goods (in terms of danger to human life) is probably fake medicines. Fake medicines kill.

Fake Medicines have killed.

Report Knockoffs will also work with legitimate companies and law enforcement agencies to combat the threat from counterfeit medicines, but fake goods and piracy in general.


Report Counterfeit Goods, Report Fakes to the FBI.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.

Please Note; Badge and statement supplied by the FBI
Duplication and unauthorized use is prohibited