Reporting Counterfeit

No one wants to get tricked into buying a counterfeit good. Counterfeit goods contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner.

Google takes seriously any misuse of our services to advertise or sell counterfeit goods. Where Google hosted products or services are used to advertise or sell goods, we have clear policies against use for counterfeits. We devote significant engineering and machine resources in order to prevent abuse that violates our policies, including counterfeiting. However, the vast majority of websites returned in Google Search results are third party sites, not Google hosted products or services. If you are concerned with content appearing on a site, please contact the site owner directly or if you have obtained a court order, consider our voluntary court order process. Check out our Online Shopping Safety Tips, which might help you recognize sites that sell counterfeit products.

We also provide consumers and brand owners with forms to report abuse, which can be found through individual product's help centers (see all Google help centers) and include the following: