The best-known brands in all industries are plagued by the proliferation of counterfeit products and misuse of their trademarks, and Tart Optical Enterprises is no exception. These cheap knock-offs are often sold via websites and online auctions. Counterfeiters profit by producing lookalike versions of successful products and familiar brands without investing time and money in the development and marketing, and often by substituting inferior materials and manufacturing standards.
When casually viewed, a counterfeit product may appear virtually identical to the actual product, including the use of logos and brand identifiers, but closer inspection usually reveals poor workmanship and low quality materials. Very often, the counterfeit will have a model or style name that is not, and never was, made by the purported company.
Counterfeit products may not meet the legal standards for manufacturing quality, materials, or workmanship, and may not meet safety standards. Tart Optical cannot accept liability for any damage or injury that may be caused by these bootleg products.
Counterfeit products are manufactured and sold in violation of trademark and other intellectual property rights; importing, distributing and selling such products are illegal acts and may incur penalties such as seizure of the items and fines. Tart Optical reserves the right to pursue legal action when appropriate.
The Tart Optical name and "OTE" Shield are registered trademarks, and may only be legally used on genuine Tart Optical products, which are only available through our authorized distributors or directly from our website. We make every effort to vigorously defend our reputation and protect our trademarks; when appropriate, we take legal action against infringement, and we protect our intellectual property through patent, trademark and copyright registrations in many countries. Tart Optical cannot grant any warranty for counterfeit products, and will not repair or replace any such items.
Please buy your genuine Tart Optical eyewear only from the authorized distributors listed on our website. If you are aware of anyone selling imitation Tart products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.