2021-11-12 | Brand protection in the face of counterfeit and diversion challenges

When you start a company, your goal is to create a popular and profitable product. You are decidedly not thinking about the fact that your product will get counterfeited and sent to the gray market when it does get popular...

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2021-10-29 | The most wonderful time of the year... for counterfeiters

It’s almost peak holiday season and consumers are once again on the lookout for that perfect gift. However, this year is unlike any other with the events of the last 18-months putting stress on supply chains around the world...

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2020-12-15 | COVID Vaccine Counterfeiting Will Be Explosive

 

Liquid Gold. That's how Interpol has described organized crime's view of vaccine demand. The more in demand a product is, the more it will be counterfeited. We can count on an absolute tidal wave of COVID vaccine and treatment counterfeiting to flood the markets now that the vaccine is available.

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2020-11-12 | Crowdsource Your Counterfeit Detection for More Connected Customers

 

Crowdsourcing your counterfeit detection gives you an army of real-time field inspectors. The underlying tech is also your key to more connected customers.

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2020-03-17 | Coronavirus Tests – A Counterfeiter’s Dream

I have written and spoken about global counterfeiting issues many times. Pretty much in every single one, I’ve said something like “if you have a successful product, it will be counterfeited.” Illicit counterfeit rings have infiltrated pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, cosmetics, fragrances, automobile parts, aircraft parts, clothing, footwear, wine, spirits and more. The riches and rewards from producing and distributing counterfeit products in most cases far outweigh the penalties of...

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2020-03-04 | C-Suite Brief: The ROI on Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions

The fight against counterfeiting and diversion is at a crossroad. Never has there been such a loss of revenue due to these global supply chain threats and it’s only getting worse. Companies are spending over $105 billion annually to combat these issues, yet this “gray market” of products is projected to surpass $2.8 trillion globally by 2022… That’s a 100% increase over ten years!

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2020-01-07 | Connected Packaging Fights Counterfeiting and Engages Consumers

Virtually all brands—from the utmost recognized to the newly eager—face threats of product counterfeiting and gray market trading. In emerging countries, this menace is bold and audacious with outright fakes appearing in the open marketplace. In developed countries, the problem is equally insidious due to online sales of counterfeit products through e-commerce platforms.

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2019-12-11 | Protect Yourself From Fakes – Consumer Shopping Tips

I recently participated in a national campaign to warn consumers about the prevalence of counterfeit products—they are virtually everywhere. And more importantly, to let people know that there isn’t one failsafe method at this time to guarantee the authenticity of the products you purchase.

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2019-11-25 | Systech e-Fingerprint®, Barcode Authentication FAQs

On November 12, Systech hosted the webinar Connected Packaging for Pharma—from Brand Protection to Consumer Insight.

During the webinar, our robust audience participated in peer benchmark polls and asked a number of questions.  

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2019-07-24 | Counterfeiting and Diversion is Booming in China … So I went to AIPIA Shanghai

Did you know that 80 percent of the world’s counterfeit goods come from China? Everything including luxury goods, cosmetics, wine and spirits, medicine and more are vulnerable to duplication and sometimes the fakes are so similar that it can be hard to determine the real from the phony. With that being said, brand owners across the globe view China’s counterfeiting business as a threat to their own.

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