Counterfeiting a trademark or design is illegal in the state of Nevada. This offense is considered to be a property crime, so the offense is defined in Chapter 205 of Title 15, which is the part of Nevada’s penal code that deals with property offenses in the state.
In order for you to be convicted of counterfeiting a trademark or a design, there are specific elements of this offense that a prosecutor must prove. You need to understand the laws related to counterfeiting trademarks or designs so you will know what type of case the prosecutor is making against you and so you can decide on how best to respond to serious accusations against you.
The best course of action for defendants who have been accused of any property offense, including offenses related to counterfeiting, is to contact a Vegas defense lawyer who understands how property crimes work and who can provide assistance in developing a strategic defense strategy. LV Criminal Defense has a long track record of successfully helping clients who are accused of counterfeiting offenses to fight charges and to either earn acquittals or to reach favorable plea agreements.
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The statute within Chapter 205 that deals with counterfeiting a trademark or a design is Nevada Revised Statute Section 205.205.
According to the relevant law, if you use or display the genuine label, trademark, design, device, or a form of advertisement that has been exclusively granted to someone else for use or display, you must have written consent from the person, company, or entity with the authority to use or display that label, trademark, design, or device. If you do not have written consent but you display or use the label, trademark, design, or device anyway, you could be found guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense in violation of N.R.S. 205.205.
This is not the only circumstance in which you could be found guilty of counterfeiting a trademark or a design under N.R.S. 205.205. You could also be found guilty of you have a trademark, term, design, device, or advertisement in your possession that belongs to someone else with the intent to use or display the item without written permission from the individual or company that has exclusive right to its use.
Finally, if you willfully counterfeit or use a trademark or design that belongs to someone else without first obtaining written consent of the owner, or if you display any representation, copy, imitation, or likeness of a genuine label, trademark, design, device, or advertisement without consent, you can also also be found guilty of a misdemeanor offense under Nevada Revised Statute section 205.205.
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Nevada defense attorneys at LV Criminal Defense can provide you with personalized one-on-one advice that is specific to your situation if you have been accused of counterfeiting a trademark or of counterfeiting a design.
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