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Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting today represents a tremendous and ever-increasing global threat. Counterfeit products from goods and merchandise, tobacco products, and industrial parts to banknotes and medicines circulate across the globe. These products cause real damage to consumers, industries, and economies. This report looks at the global magnitude of physical counterfeiting – a brief overview of the state of trade-related physical counterfeiting today, the current status of measuring counterfeiting, and the methodology and results of a current estimate of trade-related physical counterfeiting from two unique angles.

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

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Consumers today have more choices than ever in where and what they purchase. From luxury brands to electronic devices to health and beauty products, anyone looking for a deal can shop online or at the local mall or at the big box discount stores. For those who choose to shop online, there are many benefits—convenience, […]

Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

Global Brand Council Announced at USPTO 2014 Expo

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Today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2014 Trademark EXPO, GIPC Executive Vice President Mark Elliot announced the launch of the Global Brand Council (GBC). In his remarks, Elliot said, “Brands have always been one of the most valuable assets in the global economy. Brands are iconic and are also tremendously valuable to consumers. […]

Say Yes to the Dress…Unless it’s a Counterfeit from China

Say Yes to the Dress…Unless it’s a Counterfeit from China

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Wedding season may be winding down and prom may be months away, but that isn’t stopping the senator from New Jersey from stepping up efforts to fight fake designer dresses.

Top Films and TV Available to U.S. Consumers Online, LEGALLY

Top Films and TV Available to U.S. Consumers Online, LEGALLY

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© monkeybusinessimages By Frank Cullen Imagine a world where almost every great movie and television show you want to enjoy is available for your viewing pleasure through legal, affordable and high-quality video-on-demand (VOD) services.  According to a recent report by KPMG, you don’t have to imagine such a world, you are living in one! The […]