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German customs: sharp increase in seizure value in 2020

May 2021 edition | German customs saw a massive surge in the value of seized counterfeits in 2020. In…

Anti-prize Plagiarius denounces brazen counterfeiters

April 2021 edition | The German negative award Plagiarius is once again highlighting several brazen counterfeits. This year, numerous…

Scam worth millions with counterfeit parallel imports

March 2021 edition | As alleged gray market goods, counterfeit detergents worth millions were placed on the market in…

Maritime shipping is main transport route for fakes

February 2021 edition | More than half of the value of seized counterfeits is obtained from sea freight shipments,…

Amazon: European platforms blacklisted

January 2021 edition | Next to other, often-criticized marketplaces, several sites of Internet giant Amazon end up on the…

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.…