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Our Mission:

The Future of Design

We believe in the value of original design.

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Our Mission

Be Original Americas is a 501(c)6 non-profit committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and consumers about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.

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Our Impact

Knockoffs are not just the theft of an idea — they are the theft of opportunity. That’s why we and our members work closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop counterfeit designs before they enter the market. According to Homeland Security’s Intellectual Property Rights Seizure report for 2017, there have been…



American jobs protected



Millions worth of goods SEIZED



Shipments of replica furniture seized

From protecting authentic design to investing in its future,
learn more about how we are impacting the design industry.


Our Programs

Be Original Americas uses educational programming to inform, educate, and influence consumers, media, and professionals to value innovation and invest in the future of design. Learn more about our events, student design fellowship, and CEU course.


Join Us

Join us to combat counterfeits and ignite a movement in support of authentic, creative work.


Become a member

Become a member to take a stand for authenticity and support the future of design.

Make a Donation

Help Be Original Americas combat knockoffs by donating today.