Counterfeiting occurs when a third party copies a Genuine Ford part or package through its
own manufacturing process and places a Ford trademark on it, or when a third party places its own part
into a look alike package and attempts to sell the part to the aftermarket as a genuine Ford part.
Trademark Infringement occurs when a party unaffiliated with Ford uses Ford's trademarks without authorization.
This can occur in many different ways, including the use of Ford logos or trademarks on advertising materials,
internet web sites, and apparel items.
Unauthorized sales occur when parts are distributed via an unauthorized channel. Some examples of this can occur when:
- Parts not meeting Ford quality standards are not properly destroyed or scrapped
- Theft of genuine product enters the marketplace
- Products from the authorized production or manufacturing facilities are diverted from the authorized distribution channel and thus not subject to Ford’s quality-control procedures