Please be careful of damage incurred by counterfeit products through e-commerce.
Damage incurred by counterfeit products through e-commerce is increasing.
A recent report on online frauds shows examples of suspicious watches believed to be counterfeit products.
Counterfeit products are sold through e- commerce websites and online auctions, as well as spam e-mails sent to consumers at random. The counterfeit products include poor-quality watches labeled with well-known watch makers and imitations that look just like the real watches advertising them as copy and replica products, and they are all illegal.
The website of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan introduces damages incurred by counterfeit products through e-commerce. For details, refer to the following URLs.
- Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: Office of Intellectual Property Protection
- Release of Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection (2014)