How to distinguish genuine Icom radios from counterfeit (fake) radios
The "3D GENUINE Icom label" is attached to the models shown below. This label enables you to distinguish genuine Icom products from counterfeit (fake) products. If the label is not attached to the product when you purchased it, the product is probably counterfeit. If the radio does not have the label, contact your dealer or distributor and exchange it for a radio with the proper label. The labels will be attached from October, 2013.
As shown in the image above, the Icom logo and GENUINE, can be alternately viewed by changing the viewing angle. The images can be seen more clearly in sunlight and under direct light. If the image does not change, the product could be counterfeit (fake). You should not buy it, or you should exchange it for a radio with the proper label. The label will be attached to: IC-V80, IC-U80/L, IC-V82, IC-V88/U88 IC-G80, IC-80FX, IC-2300H, IC-V8000 IC-F1000/F2000, IC-F16/F26, IC-M23/M24. IC-M304, IC-M411/412.
How to find the genuine hologram label
Three types of counterfeit (fake) Icom products
|Type I Copies of currently produced models||(Example) IC-V82, IC-V80(-T), IC-V80E, IC-U80, IC-U80L, IC-G80, IC-80FX, IC-2300H(-T), IC-M304||(Advisory) Purchase only those models with a genuine hologram label.|
|Type II Copies of discontinued models (No production/inventory)||(Example) IC-V8, IC-V85, IC-2200H||(Advisory) Almost all Type II products are counterfeit. It has been a long time since the products were discontinued. Purchase the new models, such as the IC-V80 and IC-2300H (with a genuine hologram label).|
|Type III Non-Icom models but with an Icom logo||(Example) Non-Icom model IC-V87, IC-V89, IC-UV91||(Advisory) * TYPE III models are 100% counterfeit.|