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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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5million in lost tax and brought the total number of knock-off fags seized in Ireland so far this year to 54 million.
I think it's good, actually it helps us, it brings in the tourists, it attracts the business to here, and they are very open about it, the people who go buy it know they are knock-offs so they attract a different clientele," she said.
This seizure in Sweden as well as other efforts in past months show that the Company is willing to take the steps necessary to stop the sale of knock-off clubheads wherever it is taking place," added Steve McCracken, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Callaway Golf.
GREENVILLE, Texas -- On the morning of the American International Toy Fair in New York, Innovation First International is pleased to report numerous victories in its fight against a global surge of knock-off and counterfeit products that imitate the company's highly successful HEXBUG([R]) Nano[TM] brand toys.
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.
Yang says, "We are particularly excited about our plans to eliminate confusion in the marketplace with our new packaging that will clearly separate Chieftec products from the cheaply made knock-offs.
Those that distribute infringing copies and knock-offs of our golf clubs are taking unfair advantage of consumers, our retail customers, our employees and our shareholders," said Steve McCracken, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Callaway Golf.
first learned that Defendant was selling knock-offs of its product at substantially lower prices in mid-June 2002.