Awareness and actions against counterfeits
Get detailed information on counterfeiting and steps you can take to better recognize counterfeit products.
Counterfeit products have a negative impact on the economy, mislead consumers and, in the case of electrical products, can cause harm to users or damage to property. We take counterfeiting of our products seriously and pursue every means possible to stop this illegal activity while making the industry and public more aware of this critical safety concern.
The following terms do not define a counterfeit product, but may define a product that could be of concern for similar reasons:
There have been 189 cases of companies incorporated in Hong Kong who illegally used the registered Schneider Electric trademark (in Chinese characters) in their names, to mislead customers and authorities.
Those so-called “shadow companies” largely impact the business of Schneider Electric China,
by requesting Chinese factories to manufacture infringing products and distributing, exporting such infringing products. While the number of such companies was growing, the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance came into effect in December 2010. Under this Ordinance, the Companies Registry can direct a change of company name, based on a Court Order. This current law enables efficient actions against shadow companies.
Schneider Electric China is working hard solve the issue of shadow companies by taking the following steps: