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Counterfeit vodka seizures in Leicester

20 September 2022

Counterfeit vodka is not merely illegal, it can be extremely risky to drink. Raid seizes "vodka unfit for human consumption"

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Anti-counterfeiting futures may rest on the digital ID

29 August 2022

With counterfeit products showing up on U.S. luxury retailer shop floors, security and tracking are a growing concern for brands and retailers alike. The solution, according to some, is to equip products with RFID tags, NFC tags or digital twins, from the start.

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How the Bank of England prevents currency counterfeits

28 August 2022

The Bank of England, responsible for the UK’s currency, has been trying to keep up with technological changes. They have developed several security measures that prevent counterfeiters from making fake versions of their money and passing them off as real ones. The Bank of England uses sophisticated technology to make the money bills unique and prevent counterfeiting. The high-tech features of their banknotes include hidden threads, watermarks, micro printing and holograms.

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The global anti-counterfeit packaging market is set to hit USD88 billion

24 August 2022

A major market research study predicts global anti-counterfeit packaging market surge. Anti-counterfeit packaging is the process of securing and authenticating products to minimize counterfeiting or infringement malpractices. Anti-counterfeiting packaging prevents imitation and confirms safety of goods. The growth of the global anti-counterfeit packaging market for security documents and event ticketing is driven by advancement in track & trace technology and integration of new anti-counterfeit technologies in security documents & event ticketing. RFID technologies, are integrated with software solutions that provide real time tracking solution to various industry products including, security document and event ticketing.

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Nike adds new defendants in custom sneaker lawsuit

24 August 2022

Nike is adding to the list of defendants facing off against it in a pending lawsuit over allegedly “customized” footwear. In an amended complaint that it lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on August 18, the Beaverton-based sportswear behemoth claims that not only is sneaker customizer Customs By Ilene, Inc., dba Drip Creationz (“Drip Creationz”) on the hook for trademark infringement and dilution, and counterfeiting for offering up modified sneakers, as well as outright fakes that bear Nike branding, affiliated entity Dripz 2.0 is similarly liable, as are the companies’ co-founders and owners Ilene Arellano, Raymond Quiroz, and Brian Porter, who Nike claims are actively trying to “hide their own infringing actions” in light of its lawsuit.

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Cheetham Hill: Nine arrested in anti-counterfeit goods raids

21 July 2022

Nine people have been arrested after a series of police raids targeting people selling counterfeit goods.

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Warnings over counterfeit cigarettes after fire that killed cat in Boston

21 July 2022

Warnings have been issued about the dangers of illegal cigarettes after a fire which gutted a house and killed a cat.

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More than 240,000 illegal prescription pills bound for Northern Ireland seized in operation

20 July 2022

More than 242,000 unlicensed prescription tablets destined for addresses in Northern Ireland have been seized in a major operation targeting illicit and counterfeit drugs.

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Torpoint woman masterminded Facebook fake goods empire

20 July 2022

She did it while claiming state benefits

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Contributor: The Trouble With IP for Digital Health and Precision Medicine

18 July 2022

Two experts in biosimilar intellectual property (IP) law break down the issues that digital health and precision medicine face with IP and the history of case law that has created the current landscape.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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