Upon reading it please acknowledge agreement by clicking its associated checkbox on the service request form. By selecting the checkbox of this Counterfeit Goods Acknowledgement and by sending in your knife for repair, you agree to the following:
- If a knife returned for warranty work is found to be an actual or suspected counterfeit or replicate, Benchmade shall have the right to impound the knife for further investigation of its authenticity. Benchmade shall not be liable to you, or anyone else, for payment of the price of any suspected counterfeit knife under investigation. If Benchmade, in its sole discretion, determines that the knife you returned for repairs is a counterfeit, Benchmade has the right to permanently impound and/or destroy the knife. Knives determined to be counterfeit will not be returned to you.
- Benchmade shall have the right to conduct destructive examinations to verify the authenticity of any knife Benchmade receives which it suspects to be a counterfeit. Benchmade shall not be liable to you, or anyone else, for the price of any knife destroyed by examination if it is later found to be a counterfeit.
- Benchmade’s investigation may include the participation of third parties or governmental investigative agencies as required by law. By signing this Counterfeit Goods Acknowledgement and by sending in your knife for repair, you agree to cooperate in good faith with any investigation conducted by Benchmade, third parties, and/or governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, cooperating with investigations to identify the seller or source of the counterfeit goods by providing the name, location, and other identifying information about the seller.