Kelly McCarthy comments in NewBeauty’s “Government Report Finds Amazon and Walmart Are Selling Counterfeit Products”

March 2018

The internet can be a bit of a Wild West situation when it comes to purchasing beauty products. Not getting what you paid for is never a plus but, as a new report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office this week suggests, there may be some much bigger risks involved in the road to the ripoff…

“The main danger posed by counterfeit beauty products is the heightened potential to put harmful ingredients on or in your body,” says Kelly McCarthy, partner at San Francisco–based Sideman & Bancroft, an intellectual property and brand protection group that works with beauty lines like Fenty Beauty and Kat Von D Beauty to protect against counterfeits.