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Study: Consumers see manufacturers as partly responsible for fakes

July 2021 edition | For consumers, brand owners are often also responsible when it comes to counterfeiting, says a…

Hundreds of billions of euros worth of fakes traded annually

June 2021 edition | The cross-border trade in counterfeits alone reaches a staggering 464 billion euros per year, says…

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…