Counterfeit consumer goods are goods, often of inferior quality, made or sold under another's brand name without the brand owner’s authorization.
Also known as Product Fraud, Counterfeit branding ventures is estimated to cost the legitimate owners millions of Rands each and every year. Forgers, imitators and counterfeiters do not just confine themselves to luxury products of international fame, such as watches, cigarette lighters, leather goods, clothing, perfumes and recorded music - motor car parts and accessories, industrial components, pharmaceutical products and computer software programs are all very suitable products for the international imitator and counterfeiter.
The spread of counterfeit goods, commonly called 'Knock Offs', has become global in recent years and the range of goods subject to infringement has increased significantly.
Companies suffer not only from loss of profits but even more because the goods are of inferior quality.
At NiB (National Investigations Bureau) we have a network of investigators involved in this highly specialised field which can provide the necessary solution to your problems where product imitation, counterfeiting and trade-mark fraud are concerned.