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Back-to-School Shoppers Beware: Counterfeit Goods on the Rise

Back-to-School Shoppers Beware: Counterfeit Goods on the Rise

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The back-to-school shopping season represents one of the busiest times of the year for retailers. As students of all ages prepare to return to the classroom, millions will hit their local malls and scour the web for the best deals on everything from electronics to clothing to basic school supplies. But one thing you won’t […]

Prince Death Highlights Dangerous Fakes

Prince Death Highlights Dangerous Fakes

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New questions are swirling around the untimely death of pop icon Prince and the potential use of counterfeit drugs. And while we may never know the full story, it brings new light to the problem of fake medicines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl is 50-100 […]

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

As millions descend upon Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, businesses and fans alike prepare their spread of Olympic souvenirs. From team flags and training gear to mugs and magnets, consumers will take their pick, forking over cash in exchange for official Olympic products. The souvenir trade not only allows visitors to take a […]

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, […]