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”.

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From Securing Industry March 8th 2018  I first started in the brand protection industry sometime in 2003, helping secure watch companies from counterfeit and diversion issues. In February 2004, a report was sent out by the FDA, Combating Counterfeit Drugs (1), all but mandating the use of reliable RFID track and trace technology to create pedigree for products […]

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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 […]

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