Authentic goods are genuine brand-name items purchased from an authorized distributor. When looking to purchase authentic brand-name goods, it’s very important to ensure you are buying them from an authorized seller. Although the goods themselves may have been legitimately produced, as a reseller, you can still be prosecuted by the brand owner if you purchased them from an unauthorized distributor. If you are unsure whether a supplier is authorized, ask them to send you documentation providing proof.
As a general rule, branded items purchased from China are usually fake, unlicensed or unauthorized items. You often need to purchase direct from the brand-owner in order to buy and re-sell their brand name items.
Learn how to spot fakes and replicas here.