Can you sue someone for selling counterfeit goods?
People who use counterfeit trademarks to sell fakes can be penalized in two ways.
First, the rightful owner can sue the person using her trademark falsely in order to obtain any ill-gotten profits.
The Act makes it illegal for individuals to knowingly use a counterfeit trademark to sell goods or services.
Where do I report counterfeit products?
Counterfeit goods can also be identified by the quality of their packaging and by the location where they are being sold. If you suspect that someone is producing or selling counterfeit goods, you can submit a report online to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.
Is it illegal to sell fake goods?
Such products will be removed immediately, and repeated posting of these items will lead to membership suspension. Selling counterfeit goods is illegal in the U.S., though there aren’t currently any laws for punishing consumers for buying counterfeits.
Is it illegal to buy a fake watch?
Stateside, it is not illegal to buy (even knowingly) a counterfeit watch. But it is very illegal to be caught selling counterfeit goods in the United States. If you are caught with just two fake watches, you can be accused of trying to sell them which is a big problem for you.