What does protection against counterfeiting mean?

The registration of the trademark gives the owner the right to oppose counterfeiting.

In general, the government will not take action against counterfeiting without any initiative of the trademark owner. Therefore, the owner himself needs to undertake the necessary steps to combat counterfeiting.

In addition to some civil law procedures, it is also possible to file a criminal complaint so that the Public Prosecutor’s Office can intervene.

It is also possible to initiate a specific procedure with the customs authorities to stop the import or export of counterfeit goods.

Finally, the Anti-Counterfeiting Unit of the FPS Economy (Ministry of Economy) can take action against counterfeiting ex officio, but even then it is advisable to lodge a complaint.

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