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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.

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.

Football Fans are Getting Iced, But It’s Not How You Think

Football Fans are Getting Iced, But It’s Not How You Think

Knock-off memorabilia and apparel are destined to leave a chill on sports fans of all kinds. But you’re saying to yourself, what gives? A Bronco’s jersey is a jersey and a Seahawk’s sweatshirt is just a sweatshirt. That may be the case… unless it’s fake. Counterfeits, clothing included, are oftentimes made of inferior quality, making what appears to be a warm coat, mittens, etc to in fact be totally useless against the cold.

The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

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Trick-or-treaters have another reason to be frightened about Halloween this year. No, it’s not the mini Miley Cyruses or candy-induced extra pounds. A new type of dangerous fake is creeping up online, threatening the health of Halloween consumers and drawing the attention of the feds.

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

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The IPEC office, which was created just a year after the GIPC was formally established, has also served as the convening power for all government and enforcement agencies working on IP issues- and, boy, there are many! In fact, Espinel’s oncoming departure brought to mind just how many U.S. IP offices there are that are facing similar vacancies or changes in leadership: