Knockoff Report™ #496

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IACC and Taobao Marketplace Sign Agreement to Combat Counterfeiting Online

Caveat Emptor: Counterfeit Drugs ‘Pop Up’ In The United States

Counterfeit Goods Seized by Italian Police in Cellar Raid

Intellectual Property Insurance for the Electronics Industry

More Arrests Expected in NY Counterfeit Art Fraud

USPTO Wants to Hear from You on Copyright Policies in the Digital Economy

How a local attorney spots fake Rolexes and knockoff Louis Vuittons

B1.48bn in Counterfeit Goods Crushed

Driver Arrested for Selling Knock-Off Tools

Cape’s Counterfeit Crackdown

Final Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Design Revealed By Chinese KnockOff?

Safest Cars: Counterfeit vs Real Airbags

Knockoff Report™ #485

Biden Welcomes China’s Rise But Says Beijing’s Theft of US Intellectual Property Must Stop - Knockoff Report™ #485Biden Welcomes China’s Rise But Says Beijing’s Theft of US Intellectual Property Must Stop

Police: Man Imported Counterfeit Goods From China and Sold Online (FL)

Counterfeit Production Sites Busted in S China

Russian Wikipedia Faces Ban Due to Anti-Piracy Law – Director

Motorola Solutions Cracks Down on Counterfeit Radios

Investigators Seize Hundreds of Bogus Cell Phones, Parts, Auto Manuals at Raleigh Home

Michigan AG Warns Consumers of Online Ticket Scams

DVD Bootlegger Sentenced To Prison, Probation

IACC Helps to Combat Rogue Internet Pharmacies

Facebook Sites Selling Counterfeit Bags Close Pages

Counterfeit Air Bags Called Extreme Safety Risk

Knockoff Report Thursday

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U.S. Seizes 1,500 Counterfeit Hermes Purses at Port of L.A.

IAA Announces the Merger of its Membership Into the IACC

Computers with Counterfeit Software Cannot be Protected

CACN Welcomes Introduction of Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation

Polk Traffic Stop Turns up More Than 800 Counterfeit DVDs

Wisbech Trader Prosecuted in Wales for Counterfeiting Fishing Supplies and Selling them Online

Saying She Was Harmed by Counterfeit Toothpaste, Staten Island Woman Sues Importer

Judge Orders $300K Forfeiture in Counterfeit Case

$342,000 of Counterfeit Items Seized From Elgin Man

Counterfeit Ball Bearing Dealer Jailed in Sweden

Counterfeit BMW 5-Series Kit is an Easy Sell in China

Dubai Customs Battle Against Counterfeit Goods

Thursday’s Thrill Ride

MoneygramMoneyGram Joins Forces with the IACC to Protect Consumers from Retail Scams

Imaging Supplies Coalition’s ‘When in Doubt, Check it Out’ Program Explained

Number Of Counterfeit Fashion Seizures Down

Counterfeit Drug Seizures Fell Significantly in 2012

Microsoft Identifies 13 Shanghai PC Resellers Involved in Windows Piracy

UAE Shop Owner Wins Fight Against ‘Counterfeit Goods’ Charge

Lynnwood Man Charged in Counterfeit-Goods Case

Dotcom’s Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site’s Finances

Clothing Company Fights Counterfeit Shirts, Focuses on Sandy Relief

How to Spot Counterfeit Food

“Counterfeit Culture” Documentary Premiering Tonight

Hey gang,

You must catch this doc tonight at 9pm on CBC-TV.  It stars many of the heavy hitters in the anti-counterfeiting industry, including the legendary Lorne Lipkus.

They can brake your car or break your neck. Counterfeit car parts, including brake pads and air bags, are being installed into vehicles with potentially deadly consequences.

They can brake your car or break your neck. Counterfeit car parts, including brake pads and air bags, are being installed into vehicles with potentially deadly consequences.

Counterfeit Culture is a one-hour documentary that explores the dangerous and sometimes deadly world of fake products. An industry that once dealt in imitation designer handbags and shoes has exploded into a global epidemic of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, foods, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Astonishingly, the traffic in counterfeit goods now accounts for approximately 10% of the world’s total trade – a staggering $700 billion. And it continues to grow unabated.

Shot on location in Canada, the USA, Asia, and Europe, Counterfeit Culture challenges consumers to take a deeper look at what appear to be harmless knock-offs at bargain prices. This thought-provoking film is a compelling journey through what is now a world-wide plague, a menace that some have called the crime of the 21st century.