• Technical Reports

April 18, 2024

Counterfeit Goods and the Public's Health and Safety

Given human injuries and death do occur from counterfeit goods, and the enormous quantity of counterfeit goods circulating worldwide, there is a clear imperative to fully understanding the problem of counterfeit goods and to what extent they diminish the public's health and safety. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) sponsored this study to begin to fill the knowledge gap concerning the public health and safety effects of counterfeiting and identify means to protect both public health and intellectual property rights.