Counterfeit goods may appear identical to the genuine product, however, they are often made from inferior materials and do not perform to the same safety standards, making them potentially Dangerous Fakes.
We commend the law enforcement professionals at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the National IPR Center, and Department of Justice who are dedicated to protecting us from the economic and consumer safety threats of online counterfeiting and piracy.
Faking… can always be a sensitive subject. But this type of boudoir fakery is downright dangerous. Last week, Chinese authorities arrested 37 individuals for masterminding and running a massive condom counterfeiting ring from the rural province of Fujian. Police confiscated Some 4.65 million fake condoms destined for online retailers and international clientele.
When we think about intellectual property (IP) issues, it’s easy to focus on the bad guys—the criminal organizations, the plotting foreign governments, the online pirates, the counterfeiters, and the hacktivists—and the dangerous consequences of their illicit activities. They pose very real threats in a global economy. But there’s a positive side to the story that sometimes gets lost in the debate over IP rights.
The often unseen value of intellectual property (IP) was heralded at the Chamber’s IP Champions conference and awards today. Hosted by the Global Intellectual Property Center, the event honored creators, innovators, and protectors, celebrating IP and, at the same time, questioning its future.