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Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

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You reap what you sow, as the old adage goes. But can you imagine putting your time and back-breaking labor into crops, only to have them fail to yield food? That’s what is happening in African communities, and it’s not because of the soil quality, the level of rain, or the lack of laborers. Recent reports indicate that Ugandan’s farmers’ crops and livelihood have been decimated due to counterfeit seeds.

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

Ominous Forecast for Drug Counterfeiters

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Efforts to rid the world of fake medicines are one of the most heroic works of IP enforcement. Countries around the world are taking significant steps to disrupt networks and black markets selling the most dangerous fakes. Counterfeit medicines not only pose serious—and sometimes fatal—health risks to patients, but they undermine public health overall.

When Being an IP Champion is Your Job

When Being an IP Champion is Your Job

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There’s a scene in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can in which Leonardo Dicaprio’s character, fed up with being pursued by police, turns to an FBI agent, played by Tom Hanks, and screams out “stop chasing me!” Hanks’ character, unfazed, simply replies “I can’t. It’s my job.”

An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

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If drug dealers and gangs are leaving the business for counterfeiting, we have a problem. In a recent personal essay on PoliceOne.com, Captain James Callaway describes the appeal of this growing market for fakes.

Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy Urge DHS to Continue IP Enforcement Programs

Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy Urge DHS to Continue IP Enforcement Programs

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While the amount of parasitic websites may seem endless, so too are the concerns with the mushrooming of online IP theft. The GIPC is proud to join other members of the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy in urging Secretary Johnson and DHS to continue the fight against online IP fraud.