SCEO (Chinese Car)
Shuanghuan (in China); saying that they
believed the SCEO is a copy of the BMW
X5. (We agree with BMW)
The sales of Counterfeit BMW
Parts and BMW copyright material on internet
auction sites is widespread.
BMW software such as BMW
Workshop manuals, BMW Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, BMW Engine diagnostics and BMW re-mapping
software etc is currently available. Much of this material also uses
BMW copyright images (such as the "BMW Logo") and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the BMW supply and maintenance chain (including
BMW Dealerships), whilst possibly
financing criminal or terrorist activity.
Additionally; some copied disks
labeled as "BMW"
contains viruses, malware and - or computer hijacking software,
whilst the failure of some bootleg mechanical components
(such as brake components) can be potentially life
Many Counterfeit BMW Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many
Fake BMW Car Parts such as Fake BMW Alloy
Wheels, Fake BMW Body Kits, Fake BMW Steering Wheels etc.
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; Fake BMW Car Parts may not fit correctly, the foam within Fake
BMW Spoilers and Fake BMW Body Kits can expand in hot weather
- thus causing blistering and
cracking - ruining the look of the car, whilst fake BMW
steering wheels have been known to crack
- break. Fake BMW steering wheels are
often manufactured from sub standard
metal and plastics - the airbags usually
either fail, or explode during an
knowingly fitting Counterfeit BMW Spares
to a genuine BMW car borders on
stupidity. But knowingly supplying fakes
is a crime.
Counterfeit BMW Parts can be both a
false economy and fatal. Components such as Fake
BMW Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as
Counterfeit BMW Brake Calipers, Counterfeit BMW Brake Pads
are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure.
For some time now, UK Anti Piracy has
monitored and taken action on behalf of
Multiple interested parties. We continue
to develop and expand this relationship
and we can work with BMW, UK Trading
Standards and online services to significantly reduce -
hopefully eradicate the supply of Counterfeit BMW products,
Fake BMW Parts and pirated BMW software on eBay,
other auction sites and the internet in general.