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Studie zeigt Verbindung von IP-Verstößen und Organisierter Kriminalität Study shows links between IP infringements and organized crime A new report by Europol highlights the link between trademark infringements and other, serious crimes. Numerous current case studies... Fälschungen verursachen Milliardenschäden im Maschinenbau Counterfeits cause billions of losses in mechanical engineering The German mechanical engineering and plant engineering industry suffers increasingly from counterfeiting, says a study by the industry association... CJEU: Amazon not liable as offender for storing/shipping for third parties Amazon is not liable as offender for IP infringements by third parties if the company stores and ships the... Covid-19 disrupts counterfeiting – and brand protection The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to a slump in the production of counterfeits in China. However,... Anti-prize Plagiarius awarded to brazen counterfeiters The negative award Plagiarius again exposes blatant counterfeits that violate IP rights of European manufacturers. This time, four fraudsters... USA: Verfahren gibt seltene Einblicke in Methoden von Fälschern US: Inquiry gives insights into counterfeiters’ methods Fake products worth several hundred million euros are said to have been smuggled from China to the USA by...

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Study shows links between IP infringements and organized crime

June 2020 edition | A new report by Europol highlights the link between trademark infringements and other, serious crimes.…

Europe: Spectacular actions against counterfeiting

June 2020 edition | In huge raids, authorities in Greece and Turkey dismantle illegal production sites for perfume counterfeits.…

Europol operation seizes a thousand tons of counterfeit pesticides

June 2020 edition | Confiscating more than 1,300 tons of fake pesticides, EU law enforcement agencies have once again…

Photo platform Yupoo serves as a shop display for fakes

June 2020 edition | Counterfeiters use the Chinese online image platform Yupoo to promote their illegal offers to buyers.…

Amazon establishes new anti-counterfeiting unit

June 2020 edition | Amazon pledges to take stronger legal actions against counterfeiting. A new interdisciplinary team is to…

Counterfeits cause billions of losses in mechanical engineering

May 2020 edition | The German mechanical engineering and plant engineering industry suffers increasingly from counterfeiting, says a study…

German customs: Value of seized fakes further increased in 2019

May 2020 edition | Counterfeits worth about 225 million euros were seized by German customs in 2019. Year on…

Medicine, car parts, clothing are in the spotlight of current cases

May 2020 edition | Investigators of EU’s agency OLAF report new successes in the fight against ‘Corona counterfeits’. Italian…
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