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Amazon: Anti-counterfeiting no priority, say former employees

November 2019 edition | Amazon might neglect the fight against counterfeiting to avoid disadvantages for its own business, according…

Google lists counterfeit products prominently in search results

October 2019 edition | Search engines such as Google often take users to online shops that are suspected of…

EU: Customs see massive surge in seizures

September 2019 edition | Customs authorities in the EU confiscated about a quarter more consignments of counterfeit goods in…

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…