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Counterfeiting crime in UAE is considered a serious offense and is subject to strict legal penalties.

Here is some information about the crime of counterfeiting in the UAE:

• Producing, possessing, or using counterfeit currency, such as fake banknotes or coins, is a criminal offense in the UAE. This is considered a form of fraud and is punishable under UAE law.

• Manufacturing, importing, selling, or distributing counterfeit products, including clothing, accessories, electronics, and other items, is illegal in the UAE. This includes trademark infringement and copyright violations.

The UAE has strong laws protecting intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Counterfeiting products that infringe on these rights can lead to criminal charges and penalties.

Penalties for counterfeiting in the UAE can be severe and may include imprisonment, fines, and other legal consequences. The specific penalties depend on the nature and extent of the counterfeiting activity and can vary from case to case. A penalty of imprisonment and a fine of no less than (100,000) one hundred thousand dirhams and not more than (1,000,000) one million dirhams or either of these two penalties can be imposed.

The UAE has law enforcement agencies, such as the police and customs authorities, that actively work to combat counterfeiting and intellectual property violations. Conduct raids, inspections, and investigations to identify and prosecute those involved in counterfeiting.

Read more Trademark Infringement & Counterfeiting in UAE Law | Best Law Firm in Dubai

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If you suspect or come across counterfeit goods or currency in the UAE, it is advisable to report it to the local authorities or relevant government agencies. Providing information about counterfeit activities can help in the prevention and prosecution of such crimes.

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