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Counterfeit definition

What does Counterfeit mean?

A counterfeit is a replica of a branded product (complete with trade marks) which misleads consumers into thinking that it originates from the legitimate brand owner.

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Something is counterfeit if it is made to resemble that which it is not.
Under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), s 28(1), currency is counterfeit if it resembles a currency note or protected coin to such an extent that it is reasonably capable of passing for a currency note or protected coin of that description, or it is a currency note or protected coin which has been so altered that it is reasonably capable of passing for a currency note or protected coin of some other description. FCA 1981, s 27 defines the terms 'currency note' and 'protected coin'.

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