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The year in review – your highlights of 2020

November 2020 edition | Look back on the past year with some of the most interesting articles of the…

Spectacular strike against wine counterfeiting

October 2020 edition | Authorities in Italy dismantle a counterfeiting operation that presumably imitated and sold Italian fine wines…

Southeast Asia increasingly in focus of international counterfeiting routes

September 2020 edition | More and more counterfeits from China are exported to Southeast Asia, as a recent analysis…

EU plans new directive against counterfeiting on the Web

July 2020 edition | Measures against counterfeiting on the Internet could be included in the European Union’s planned Digital…

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.…

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…

CJEU: Amazon not liable as offender for storing/shipping for third parties

April 2020 edition | Amazon is not liable as offender for IP infringements by third parties if the company…

Covid-19 disrupts counterfeiting – and brand protection

March 2020 edition | The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to a slump in the production of…

Anti-prize Plagiarius awarded to brazen counterfeiters

February 2020 edition | The negative award Plagiarius again exposes blatant counterfeits that violate IP rights of European manufacturers.…

US: Inquiry gives insights into counterfeiters’ methods

January 2020 edition | Fake products worth several hundred million euros are said to have been smuggled from China…