Like many world-leading brands, our success has led to our products being copied by counterfeiters. Unfortunately, it’s all too frequent that we’re asked if a counterfeit website is real, or hear a story about someone who accidentally purchased a set of fake/replica wheels online. Counterfeiting is not only illegal, but also dangerous.
Protect yourself and those you care about by buying only authentic 3SDM wheels from an authorized distributor. If you’re concerned about a website selling counterfeit wheels, just get in touch with us to double check. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Counterfeiting is the practice of manufacturing goods, often of inferior quality, and selling them under a brand name without the brand owner’s authorization. Generally, counterfeit goods are sold under a trademark that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the brand owner’s trademark for the same goods, without the approval or oversight of the trademark owner. Many well-known brands, spanning various industries, are victims of counterfeiting. Counterfeiting can be distinguished from traditional trademark infringement or passing off, which involves the use of confusingly similar trademarks or service marks on or in association with similar—as opposed to fake—products or services. The manufacturing of counterfeits is most prevalent in developing countries with a strong, inexpensive manufacturing capability, including many nations throughout Asia (such as China), although counterfeit goods are sold around the globe.