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...


The Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association (ARCC) was established for the primary purpose of monitoring the cases of counterfeiting by their identification by any means necessary and drawing up strategies and programs to bring them to pubic attention.

At the same time, ARCC wishes to become the major vector in mobilizing the efforts of the private and State sectors by creating a partnership between investors, manufacturers, consumers and authorities, in a sustainable campaign against counterfeits, by creating a solid economic climate open to development and investments.
Objectives, strategy and programs of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association
Strategies of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association
I. Extending cooperation in the business environment to reduce cases of counterfeit products commercialized in Romania
II. Developing partnerships with authorities, public institutions and representative organizations of civil society
III. Integrating the association in the international network of anticounterfeiting organizations
IV. Structuring the internal economic activities to support the objectives/programs of the association

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