Nobody knows exactly, but probably the first counterfeit dates back since the introduction of the coin in human society. Romans made a series of counterfeits, later on called "legal", by making coins of copper silvered. Roman soldiers fighting in enemy territories were paid with these coins. If they were to be taken prisoners, they did not want to lose gold or silver this way! (...) details... In countries where democracy and market economy are currently strengthening, countries that were led by dictatorial regimes or centralized economies, freedom has lead to a real explosion on the market of services and large consume goods. Taking into account that the legislation for the protection of intellectual property rights and trademarks in these countries appears and is strengthening with time, the state's control bodies do not always manage to fight efficiently against counterfeiting. Cosmetic products, medicines, textiles, food, cellular phones, music or software CDs, spare parts for motor vehicles, these represent a multitude of counterfeited products, thrown on the market, under renowned trademarks, for attractive prices. Who is losing from the sale of these counterfeited products? (...) details...

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The application for registration to the association should be accompanied by a CV of the applicant, as well as by a recommendation from two founder members by a written paper presenting the reasons for which it is deemed that it may become member of the association. The quality of member shall be offered by simple majority vote of the Board of Directors. The quality of honorary member shall be conferred by the General Meeting of the Associates upon proposal of the Board of Directors.
Any natural or legal persons carrying out or not anticounterfeiting activities may become members of the association, either from inside the country or from abroad, provided that they support the association morally or materially, regardless of gender, religion, language, if they align to the provisions of the Constitutive Act of the Association and wish to participate to the accomplishment of its objectives.

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