Counterfeiting: what do I risk if I wear it?
In Switzerland, counterfeiting is considered a crime and is subject to criminal and civil penalties. If you are caught wearing counterfeit goods, you risk a fine and a prison sentence.
The exact penalties depend on a number of factors, such as the seriousness of the offence, the type of counterfeit product and the amount of damage suffered by the rights holder. In general, penalties can be up to three years in prison and a fine of up to several thousand Swiss francs.
It is important to note that buying or selling counterfeit goods is also illegal and can result in similar penalties. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of a product, it is best to buy it from an authorised dealer or to check the provenance of the product before buying it.