Industry News

16Feb 2016

Esmerelda Mendez was grieving after her sister, who suffered from chronic pain, bought unlicensed pharmaceutical medication as an affordable alternative and died within hours of taking the drugs. The story was familiar to LA County Health professionals who were warning the public Tuesday that the cheap alternative of buying illegal prescription medicine was a dangerous […]

09Feb 2016

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 […]

04Feb 2016

iTRACE Technologies will be presenting at the Alliance for Grey Market and Counterfeit Abatement Feb 17th Santa Clara CA.   The presentation will be focused on “Cutting the Grey Market Supply While Reducing Counterfeit Liability”  To register click here REGISTRATION About AGMA AGMA is a non-profit organization comprised of influential companies in the technology sector, including […]

28Jan 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago field office has seized more than 16,000 hoverboards, worth about $6 million, after finding that they posed a health risk and used trademark logos without authorization. The two-wheeled, motorized boards — which are powered by lithium-ion batteries — have reportedly caught fire while users were charging or riding them. […]

19Jan 2016

It’s not just hoverboards being seized by border control staff, but wearable technology is under scrutiny, as more individuals aim to sell counterfeit products overseas. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seized $35,000 worth in counterfeit smart wristbands in Philadelphia, the law enforcement agency announced late Tuesday. Photo credit: U.S. Customs and Border […]

15Dec 2015

TAMPA — A Bradenton businessman made more than $1.1 million while smuggling thousands of knockoff Viagra and Cialis pills into the Tampa Bay area from China, federal authorities charge. Now the romance is over, and instead of a beachside bathtub, he’s facing possible prison time. Robert Ernest Lohr, 72, isn’t a pharmacist, and his Bradenton […]

11Dec 2015

THE HEALTH PRODUCTS Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has warned people about the dangers of buying counterfeit make-up. The organisation has identified harmful substances in a number of counterfeit cosmetics intended for the Irish market. It has called for consumers to be vigilant of counterfeit high-end beauty products being offered for sale through certain outlets, markets and […]

01Dec 2015

Over 37 thousand websites have been seized by law enforcement as part of an ongoing battle against counterfeit goods trade, IP theft and piracy. Officials from Europol, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)’s Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center led police agents in a joint operation designed to take down […]