Together For a Safe, Fair, Fake-Free World.

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For over 25 years, UL has been committed to supporting global anti-counterfeiting initiatives as part of its mission “to make the world a safer place.” Building on this commitment, we identified the need to educate buyers about the health and safety risks counterfeit products pose to individuals and put a spotlight on the ugly truth that much of the revenue from the sales of counterfeit products goes to support criminal activity such as child labor, human trafficking and terrorism. As a response to this need for buyer education, UL’s Anti-Counterfeiting Awareness Week’s Be Safe Buy Real™ campaign was born.


UL’s World Anti-Counterfeiting Week (November 16 – 20, 2020) is an annual global campaign designed to raise awareness among the general public, industries, governments and societies about the health and safety risks associated with the consequences of counterfeiting.


For one week, specialists in intellectual property (IP) crime and counterfeiting will contribute their expertise to UL’s Be Safe Buy Real™ campaign through social media posts, interviews, articles, infographics and videos that will provide valuable and surprising insights.

The global and societal effects of counterfeiting are staggering.

Here are some of the statistics below. 

Terry Brady, CEO & President of Underwriters Laboratories explains the importance of the Be Safe Buy Real™ campaign.