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Organized crime fuels trade in fakes

July/August 2019 edition | Counterfeiting is increasingly dominated by organized crime syndicates, a recent analysis by Europol and EUIPO…

Young adults susceptible to fakes, study shows

May 2019 edition | A surprisingly large share of the Generation Z is buying counterfeit goods, an international study…

Apple deceived by counterfeit iPhones

April 2019 edition | Two students apparently cheated the technology giant Apple out of hundreds of thousands of euros…

German customs reports drastic 50% rise in fakes seized

March 2019 edition | More than 5 million counterfeits were seized by German customs in 2018 – an increase of…

Experience with fakes harms intent to buy originals

Ausgabe Februar 2019 | Consumers who have gathered experiences with counterfeit products are more likely to buy the fake…

EU publishes first-ever counterfeiting watch list

January 2019 edition | With its recently published watch list, the EU aims to encourage action against counterfeiting. The…

The year in review: These are the highlights from 2018

November 2018 edition | News from 2018 illustrated the alarming scale of counterfeiting and showed how counterfeiters try to…

Interpol: new action against fake medical products

October 2018 edition | During this year's large-scale operation against counterfeit pharmaceuticals, named Pangea XI, Interpol has recorded a…

Companies neglect the risks of industrial espionage

September 2018 edition | The threat of industrial and economic espionage is dramatically overlooked by many companies, according to…

Fines for buying counterfeits?

August 2018 edition | To step up the fight against counterfeiting, a German legal expert now demands penalties for…