Brand Protection

Brand Protection

The Brand Protection Department is responsible for protecting the Manchester United brand. Our trade marks are registered throughout the world and their use on unapproved products and services without permission is considered counterfeiting. The manufacture and/or sale of counterfeit goods can warrant legal action. We aim to reduce the circulation of counterfeit goods, thus protecting our fans.

What is counterfeiting?
Counterfeiting is the deliberate attempt to deceive consumers by copying and marketing goods bearing well known trade marks. These products are rarely safety tested and are usually of inferior quality. Thus they may be easily become faulty or even cause injury.

What do we do?
We are dedicated to helping fight the crime of counterfeiting. With our legal team, Trading Standards, Customs and law enforcement officers, we aim to ensure that illegal goods never make it to their planned destination and, if required, counterfeiters are arrested and prosecuted.

How can you help us?
We rely heavily upon our fans to help us put an end to this illegal activity. Should you have any information relating to Manchester United counterfeit goods, please do not hesitate to contact us. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Or contact us by post:
Brand Protection Department
Manchester United Limited
Sir Matt Busby Way
Old Trafford
Manchester M16 0RA

Manchester United appreciates any help or assistance you may offer regarding this serious matter.