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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 […]

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Luncheon on Global Counterfeiting

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Luncheon on Global Counterfeiting

The GIPC hosted its first Young Leaders Luncheon today at the Chamber Headquarters. The event included a roundtable discussion on the global counterfeiting industry and intellectual property protection. Nearly 70 D.C.-area interns gathered to discuss the damaging effects of the global counterfeit trade and the importance of intellectual property protection to a variety of industries, […]

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

One of the world’s most notorious cyber-criminals, who is alleged to have stolen and distributed millions of copyrighted works valued at more than $1 billion, was arrested and charged this week for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. GIPC applauds all of those who took action to enforce creative property protection laws. Artem Vaulin, creator, […]