The sales of Counterfeit
Mercedes Parts and Mercedes copyright material on internet
auction sites is widespread.
Fake items include many
copies of Mercedes Car Parts and re-engineered or copied
products (Counterfeit Mercedes Car Spares, Fake Mercedes
Mercedes software such as
Workshop manuals, Mercedes Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, Mercedes Engine diagnostics and
software etc is currently available. Much of this material also uses
Mercedes copyright images (such as the "Mercedes Logo") and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the Mercedes supply and maintenance chain (including
Mercedes Dealerships), whilst possibly financing
criminal or terrorist activity.
some copied disks labeled as "Mercedes"
contains viruses, malware and - or computer hijacking software,
whilst the failure of some bootleg mechanical components
(such as brake components) can be potentially life
Mercedes Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many Fake Mercedes
Car Parts such as Fake Mercedes Alloy
Wheels, Fake Mercedes Body Kits, Fake Mercedes Spoilers etc.
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; Fake Mercedes Car Parts may not fit correctly, the foam within Fake
Mercedes Spoilers and Fake Mercedes Body Kits can expand in hot weather
- thus causing blistering and
cracking - ruining the look of the car, whilst Fake
Car Keys, Fake Mercedes car fobs etc simply
do not work because they cannot be coded to
a Mercedes car- alarm system (even
main dealers will usually not be able to
code a fake Mercedes Key fob.
fitting Counterfeit Mercedes Spares to a
genuine Mercedes car or truck borders on
stupidity. But knowingly supplying fakes is
Counterfeit Mercedes Parts can be both a false economy
and fatal. Components such as Fake Mercedes Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as
Counterfeit Mercedes Brake Calipers, Counterfeit
Mercedes Brake Pads are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure whilst fake Mercedes disk brakes can
crack and fracture.
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 Mercedes, UK Trading Standards and
online services to significantly reduce -
hopefully eradicate the supply of Counterfeit Mercedes products,
Fake Mercedes Parts and pirated Mercedes software.