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...

International


The Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association is interested in collaboration with all international institutions in the field from other countries, as well as with brand holders. The first collaboration of this kind was the partnership with the Romanian Agency of REACT (European Anti-Counterfeiting Network), respectively the Romanian Anti-counterfeiting Association REACT.


The Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association and the Romanian Anti-counterfeiting Association REACT agreed to enter a partnership in order to combine their efforts and resources in the field. For this purpose, the protocol presented below was. Thus it was established the most significant force in Romania representing civil society in the fight against counterfeiting.


Mobilization of efforts of private and State sectors by creating a partnership between investors, promoting dialogue and close cooperation between employer organizations, consumer organizations and authorities by organizing meetings, seminars, conferences, providing consulting services, legal services, public relations and information services for natural and legal persons for the purpose of identifying counterfeits and forgeries, promoting within the population the respect for copyright and protection of intellectual property rights, these are just a few of the fields the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Alliance will activate in.


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