NEW YORK — The battle against the proliferation of counterfeits on the streets of New York could be getting a strong new tool this year.
Councilwoman Margaret Chin is making a renewed push to get a bill passed, which she first introduced in 2011, that would make it a crime to buy those fake Rolex watches, Prada handbags or a range of other counterfeit products found regularly on streets around the city, and especially in her district, which includes Chinatown. Under the proposed legislation, a person or group would be charged with a class A misdemeanor if they knew or should have known “such trademark is counterfeit for reasons including, but not limited to, the quality and price of the purchased item, and/or the condition of the seller and the sale location.”
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