Popular items and film characters are often the driving force for counterfeiters to create counterfeit products. The wildly popular Despicable Me film characters are no exception.
Counterfeit products bearing the trademarked Despicable Me characters, including watches, DVD's, clothing, shoes and other merchandise are widely available from China websites.
Dishonest sellers will often list counterfeit products on eBay, using the manufacturers stock (advertising) image, as "genuine" or "100% authentic" for sale to unsuspecting buyers. Counterfeit items are not authorized by Universal to use the Despicable Me characters and may be poor quality or dangerous products.
Licensing from Universal is required to produce or use the Despicable Me characters.
Counterfeit product materials are unknown and may be dangerous.
Poor quality workmanship and possible choking hazards from poorly attached buttons or small parts are just a few of the risks of counterfeit products.
The materials and chemicals used in counterfeit products are unknown.
Counterfeit Despicable Me characters come in varied qualities and colors.
Counterfeits infringe on Universal's trademark and brand. They are often sold on eBay as genuine items to unsuspecting buyers who unknowingly support criminal activity.
The China seller of these slippers advertises "We will seperate (sic) the products into several small packages and write as a gift with low price to help you avoid the tariff."
Does this sound like a credible and trustworthy seller to you?
These Despicable Me key chains are attractive to small children, but have fragile small parts and may be a choking hazard.
The materials used in counterfeit products are unknown and may be hazardous.
Price is always an indication that you are receiving a counterfeit. These Despicable Me Watches are available from a China website for $5.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay as Authentic or 100% Genuine and sold to unsuspecting buyers.