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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 […]

McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

This October, the nation’s leading canine-crime prevention advocate, McGruff the Crime Dog, is partnering with the nation’s leading business advocate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to raise awareness about the hazards of dangerous fakes. In the campaign, “Get Real About Intellectual Property Theft”, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has taken steps to draw attention to one of the most significant problems with counterfeit goods – the fact that unsuspecting consumers can find themselves in harm’s way.

What Do Al Capone and Fake Sunglasses Have in Common?

What Do Al Capone and Fake Sunglasses Have in Common?

By Brian Noyes Walking into the Crime Museum in downtown Washington, D.C., visitors have been faced with some of the most nefarious crooks of all time. Now, they can also find some of the most nefarious “fakes” of all time. But why is the familiar home to Bonnie and Clyde and Ted Bundy now hosting […]