The French organization Unifab has published its 2015 report on the links between counterfeiting and terrorism around the world.  The reports outlines that those behind the Paris terrorist attacks of January 7th,8th and 9th, 2015, “lived from drug trafficking, but also and particularly, from the sale of counterfeit products, including Nike trainers.”  This should be a wake up call to anyone who thinks counterfeiting only affects companies who have their IP stolen.

The Union des Fabricants was created by a group of pharmaceutical manufacturers at the end of the nineteenth century, when they realised that their products were being counterfeited in Germany. In 1875, they decided to take action, and gathered together to create the “Charter of the Union des Fabricants”.

To read the full report follow the link below.

http://www.unifab.com/images/Rapport-A-Terrorisme-2015_GB.pdf

iTRACE Technologies is one of the most effective forms of defenses on the blockchain, specifically supporting secure Anti-Grey Market and Anti Counterfeit Solutions. As of May 15th, 2018, the company has announced their new Secure 2DMI Making Service, which is planned for Dongguan China. This type of service is specifically meant to fight and reduce the risk […]

iTRACE Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of secure Anti Grey Market and Anti Counterfeit solutions, announced today the opening of its first Secure 2DMI® Marking Service based in Dongguan China. iTRACE Technologies, Inc.   REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (PRWEB) MAY 15, 2018 The iTRACE Secure 2DMI® Marking Service is focused on helping brands fight the issues of Counterfeit, […]

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iTRACE Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of secure Anti-Grey Market and Anti-Counterfeit solutions for brand owners, announced today the completion of its 2 Factor Product Authentication (2FA) integration with Blockchain. iTRACE Technologies, Inc. “The biggest challenge facing the brands is how to secure the actual product to their Blockchain, not just the packaging” REDWOOD CITY, […]

From Lumenera Corporation  Nov 20 2017 Product fraud has always been a big issue in the luxury goods markets, however it is now being increasingly seen in electronics and traditional manufacturing. To help identify fraudulent items, iTRACE has developed a unique marking system which can be used on any material. This technology is uniquely encrypted to make […]