Why Do Countries Export Fakes?

From EUIPO  (opens .pdf) THE ROLE OF GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS, ENFORCEMENT AND SOCIO?ECONOMIC FACTORS

THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT OF INFORMATION AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

IP ENFORCEMENT CASE-LAW COLLECTION ON THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT OF INFORMATION AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION rom EUIPO The balancing of the right of information and fundamental right (downloads pdf)   https://euipo.europa.eu/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/guest/document_library/observatory/documents/reports/Case_Law_Report/Case_law_report_EN.pdf

Europol IP Crime Conference and BASCAP paper on Engaging Landlords in the fight against Counterfeiting

IntraOrbis had a productive couple of days at the Europol IP Crime Conference in Antwerp, with interesting discussions and presentations on the challenges we face.  In particular, this BASCAP article gave rise to lively discussions. BASCAP presented the new paper, Measures to Engage Landlords in the Fight against Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Best Practices for

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Four per cent of imports to the UK fake, says OECD

Four per cent of UK imports are counterfeit, which is having a “significant” impact on the British economy, says a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The results in the study – titled Trade in Counterfeit Products in the UK Economy: Fake Goods, Real Losses – refer to 2013, which is the most

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IntraOrbis will be attending Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference

The Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference on Innovative Strategies for Effective Enforcement, to be held in Antwerp on September 19 and 20, will tackle a range of counterfeiting issues from around the world. Bob Scott (CEO and Founder) and Carly Garner (Operations Manager) will be attending for both days. IP experts, members of law enforcement,

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Report: social media drives growth in counterfeiting

Social media is the most distinctive medium for communication on counterfeit goods and in facilitating intellectual property infringement, with Facebook one of the leading culprits, a new report reveals. The report – titled Share and Share Alike: The Challenges from Social Media for Intellectual Property Rights – found that 17.5 per cent of transactions online

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Fake food and alcohol seizures at EU borders jump

Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU’s external border in 2016 with a value of more than €670m. Every day products potentially dangerous to health and safety – such as food and drink, medicines, toys and household electrical items  – accounted for more than a third of all

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‘Atomic Fingerprinting’ Tech Could End Counterfeit Goods

In the sophisticated world of counterfeiting, it can often be difficult to tell fakes from the real deal. But now, scientists have developed a new method that can stamp things with “atomic fingerprints” to keep phony products at bay. “There is no bigger crime than counterfeit crime,” said Robert Young, a professor of physics at

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Trains ferrying fakes from China to EU should be ‘on radar’

Counterfeiters could exploit the rail links between China and the EU to further their trade in fake goods, a new report has revealed as an emerging threat. According to the latest situation report into counterfeiting and piracy in Europe – published by Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – maritime shipping containers

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€10m for blockchain-based food fraud project

An EU-China partnership has scored €10m in funding to improve food safety and fight fraud in one of the world’s largest food safety initiatives. The EU-China Safe project, tapping into funds from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, involves more than 30 partners from the food industry,

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