Legal at TKTX
TKTX IS VERY COMMITTED TO FIGHTING AGAINST COUNTERFEITS
Fighting counterfeit goods is a major concern for TKTX. We dedicate considerable financial and human resources to the fight against counterfeit producers all over the world.
TKTX defends its intellectual property rights (such as copyright, trademarks and design rights), including by taking legal action against counterfeiters, working with local authorities, and participating in information campaigns to ensure that consumers understand the risks they run in purchasing counterfeit articles.
Fighting against counterfeit means more than simply protecting our brand image. It also means protecting our creativity, our know-how and the quality of our products, as well as helping to protect consumers from products that may pose health risks.
TKTX’s strategy is to ensure we control and oversee all parts of the chain in a product’s life cycle, from the initial creative phase to the choice of distribution channels. We can thus guarantee our clients that the articles they purchase are genuine.
There is one way to ensure that articles are genuine: purchase them only in TKTX official store or from retailers authorized by TKTX.
WHAT DO WE DO AGAINST COUNTERFEIT IN CONCRETE TERMS?
TKTX conducts investigations, raids and court actions against actors involved at all levels in the counterfeit supply chain: manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, as well as on the logistics, warehousing and payments side.
TKTX's main weapon in the fight against counterfeits is the law of the countries where it operates. In the vast majority of these countries, it is illegal to manufacture, distribute or sell counterfeits. In some countries, it is even illegal to possess a counterfeit.
At any given time, TKTX is involved in multiple lawsuits against counterfeiters in various jurisdictions. TKTX also works closely in every country where we are present with police and customs agencies in their on-going efforts to stop the sale of counterfeit goods.
TKTX is also involved in on-going consumer education efforts designed to inform the public about the dangers of counterfeits, including health risks, funding of criminal activity (terrorism, organized crime, and illegal sales of weapons or drugs), and also child labor.
WHAT ABOUT COUNTERFEITS ON THE INTERNET?
TKTX constantly monitors the Internet for websites, ecommerce marketplaces and social networks selling counterfeit goods or helping giving more visibility to counterfeits. Every year, TKTX is successful in taking down many thousands of websites, advertisements on sales platforms and pages on social networks that breach its rights.
We also work directly with the major ecommerce marketplaces and social networks to obtain a better cooperation from them in cleaning up their sites and proactively filtering what is advertised, to give counterfeits less visibility.
We regularly remind our customers that if a deal seems too good to be true, then it is probably a counterfeit, and that the best way to avoid being misled about the origins of products is to buy them only from TKTX's authorized sellers.
HOW TO BE SURE THAT A TKTX PRODUCT IS GENUINE?
Unfortunately, TKTX cannot provide the public with detailed information on how to identify genuine TKTX products as this information could be used by the counterfeiters. However, the main rule of thumb, again, is that if the deal looks too good to be true, then you are probably being sold a counterfeit. This is true in bricks and mortar retailers and over the Internet.
A few other pointers: (I) Location – Purchase only from an authorized TKTX vendor. Items sold at flea markets, home parties, by street vendors or unauthorized websites are likely to be fake. (II) Price – The quality of a genuine TKTX accounts for its price. If the price seems very low, then it is probably a counterfeit. (III) Detail – Counterfeiters often make errors in the details of the products. Misspellings or mistakes in the logo are often indication of counterfeits. There are no “second quality” or factory seconds of TKTX products.
For any questions, or to report a counterfeit, please contact our anti-counterfeit team: firstname.lastname@example.org