2018-06-18 | EU Counterfeiting: Alive and Kicking Still

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released a comprehensive report on counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement in the European Union.

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2018-03-05 | The Dark Side of the Online Shopping Explosion

The face of shopping has changed. No longer are we heading to malls, or even main street to look for electronics, toys, books, personal goods or even food, but instead simply opening a browser. According to studies, shoppers now make 51% of their purchases online, and the reasons for this are varied. We are using our mobile devices for everything now, including shopping. Our confidence in online security is going up, and e-marketing is getting smarter and more targeted.

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2018-02-02 | Cosmetics: Counterfeiting from a Consumer Perspective

 

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2018-01-26 | The Power of One – One Wine Bottle

Last week, I received a notice from the manufacturer of my car that the front passenger side airbag of my make, model and year had an issue and recall notice.  However, the replacement part would not be available until Spring.  Until the part is replaced, nobody can sit in the front passenger seat due to the significant dangers if this airbag were to deploy.  What an annoyance, but how great is it that the manufacturer found me to provide the information and warning?

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2018-01-05 | Counterfeit Drugs and Patient Safety: A Real Threat

Imagine you or a loved one gets sick.  Typically, the first instinct most people have is to see if the illness goes away on its own—like a common cold.  If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, you may take the next logical step and get help by visiting a doctor.   After visiting the doctor, you receive a diagnosis and a prescription to help pave the way to recovery.  Next, the prescription is filled at a local pharmacy and you start taking the medication to get better.  This is a shared...

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2017-11-29 | Could Record Numbers Mean Record Counterfeiting?

Millions of people waited in line for deals, braved the crowds at the mall and scoured the web for just the right sale globally. This was the kickoff to holiday shopping season, and retailers know how important a strong start is to their bottom line. Especially when twenty percent of annual retail sales occur during the holiday season, you can’t take it lightly. With over $14 billion in sales, this holiday shopping weekend set records for online retailers. While shoppers are still recovering...

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2017-11-22 | Buyer Beware: The Truth About Counterfeiting This Holiday Season

 

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2017-08-25 | Our View: Counterfeiting the Gray Market

Advisory firm KPMG recently conducted a detailed survey of executives from companies within a technology supply chain to find out how gray market trading was impacting them.  The report and its findings are applicable in many commercial supply chains; and so, we recommend you download it from KPMG.

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2017-08-18 | Amazon’s Recall: The Solar Eclipse and the Danger of Counterfeiting

There is a lot of talk right now surrounding the upcoming solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, which will be primarily visible across the United States.  However, the conversation is less about the eclipse and more focused on Amazon’s recent recall on several “suspect” eclipse glasses that were purchased through the eCommerce giant’s retailers.  These “suspect” glasses, as they are being referenced, do not adhere with the ISO standard governing them. While Amazon has not released the...

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2017-07-28 | Our View: A Different Approach to Pharma's Counterfeiting Problem

 

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