Counterfeiting is the unauthorised copying of an original product – counterfeiters try to imitate the characteristics, materials or look of an original or legally protected product in order to take advantage of the reputation of the original, which is based on a trademark, an indication of source (such as “Swiss Made”), a design or a patent.
What is piracy?
Piracy is the unauthorised copying of works. This means the unlicensed use of works or performances which are protected under copyright or related rights. Examples are films, music, books, pictures, computer software etc.