To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product.
The word counterfeit frequently describes both the forgeries of currency and documents, as well as the imitations of clothing, handbags, shoes, pharmaceuticals, aviation and automobile parts, watches, electronics, software, works of art, toys and movies.
Counterfeit products tend to have fake company logos and brands. In the case of goods, it results in patent infringement or trademark infringement. Counterfeit consumer products have a reputation for being lower quality, sometimes not working at all, and may even include toxic elements.
The counterfeiting of money is usually attacked aggressively by governments worldwide. The counterfeiting of goods is condoned by some governments. Counterfeit paper money is the most popular product counterfeited.
Watch this documentary and enter the shady and lucrative world of counterfeiting. Discover how and where are these fake products made and distributed. The demand for such items is surprisingly high and constantly on the rise. Is the current economy guilty of providing fertile soil for such occurrence? Maybe you will find the answer to this question and similar ones after watching this documentary.