Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Steps to spot counterfeit goods and avoid buying them

When you go for shopping at hypermarket, or shops or flea market or even online shopping, do you know the steps that you can follow so that you could avoid counterfeit stuffs?

These are the steps to spot counterfeit goods and avoid buying them as outlined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) :

1. Scrutinize the labels, packaging, and contents of goods.
2. Seek authorized retailers.
3. Look for missing sales tax charges.
4. Insist on secure transactions.
5. Know the actual cost of the goods.
6. Familiarize yourself with the appearance of the product and where it is sold.
7. Examine the workmanship and quality of the goods.

Learn more through the USPTO video:


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