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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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Our objective is to develop intelligence about knock-offs and how they are distributed and sold, which will help consumers better inform themselves and help brand owners protect the integrity of their brands, products and reputations.
A rectangular riser was chosen to provide a flat knock-off surface.
At Callaway Golf's urging, the United States District Court for the Central District of California entered an order finding Impression Golf owner/operator Dan Gutierez in contempt of court for violating an injunction entered two years ago in a case brought by Callaway Golf against a number of knock-off importers, distributors and retailers, including Gutierez.
The global brand building power of Spin Master now gives the HEXBUG([R]) Nano[TM] visibility throughout Europe, making knock-off products less appealing to retailers.
5million in lost tax and brought the total number of knock-off fags seized in Ireland so far this year to 54 million.
Port Republic will join Kroger's burgeoning line of private labels, including Caguama (a Corona knock-off brewed in El Salvador); Hollande 1620, (a Heineken knock-off brewed in the Netherlands); and a line of quasi-crafts from the Tap Room 21 Brewing Co.
when that company tried to knock-off Perine's `A Block to Grow On', we will go to bat for them against A.
It charges that instead of using best efforts to promote and sell "Catch-A-Call," Media Syndication Global joined with Emerson and Allstar to secretly develop a cheaper knock-off product that they then marketed to unfairly compete with "Catch-A-Call," using false advertising to do so.
We are very pleased with the court's decision regarding this blatant attempt to sell knock-off copies of the Obagi System," said Austin McNamara, Chairman and CEO of Obagi Medical Products.
The FireFly Keyboard offers advantages not found in earlier lighted keyboards or more recent knock-off products that may violate the FireFly patent," said Ben Zupan, Director of Global Marketing for IC INTRACOM.
Rose Art's product is a blatant knock-off of our LITE BRITE CUBE and we will be seeking a preliminary injunction to have their product removed from store shelves.
On the heels of a stunning legal victory in Los Angeles, attorneys for chic clothing designer and manufacturer Von Dutch Originals (VDO) hit knock-off manufacturer, OOC Apparel, Inc.