Re: Pretty nasty
Counterfeit cash or cards: subject to confiscation upon detection, further use is not permitted
Cloned car: subject to confiscation upon detection, further use is not permitted
Counterfeit USB to serial gizmo: ...
Counterfeit Rolex watch: You get to keep it.
Counterfeit bags: You get to keep it.
Pretty much counterfeit product confiscation is made at country customs, and even then end-users/consumers are pretty much given a pass on that. Why? Because there's a good chance you didn't even know they were counterfeit goods!
The hideous ACTA was trying to criminalize this, but that got shot down thanks to the retarded SOPA/PIPA law in the US that made the world notice ACTA. Sure, they'll try to do TPP, but I'm pretty sure it'll also get shot down.
In fact, there's a good chance that this bricking might have been actually legalized by ACTA. Yet another reason to kill that thing for good.