Industry News

01Sep 2015

Click here for the full article. http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/2015-08-27-000000/cbp-officers-miami-seaport-seize-over-1-million MIAMI — In one of the largest seizures this year at the Miami Seaport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over 2,300 counterfeit Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags with an estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,076,685. The handbags arrived in a shipment from China on […]

27Aug 2015

From the Counterfeit Report: A civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against eBay® and PayPal® was filed in Federal Court claiming eBay knowingly and deliberately facilitates, proliferates and profits from the ongoing sale of counterfeit and fake products on its website. See the full article here: https://thecounterfeitreport.com/press_release_details.php?date=2015-08-20&id=489 Find a copy of the complaint here: http://rrexparris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Wimo-v.-eBay-Complaint-Filed.pdf […]

25Aug 2015

Consumer Reports looks at the true cost of counterfeit goods. Here is the link to the full article:  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/08/the-true-cost-of-fake-goods/index.htm   The true cost of fake goods Counterfeits don’t just knockoff watches and handbags. They also threaten your safety Counterfeiters aren’t scrappy entrepreneurs. They’re criminals whose nefarious deeds—selling everything from phony airbags and brake pads to […]

21Aug 2015

Here is the link to the full article from the World Economic Forum https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/how-do-we-combat-the-problem-of-counterfeit-drugs/ As we learn more about the threat from substandard and counterfeit medicines, it is becoming clear that it is a far greater problem than previously thought. It is also a scourge that is most acutely felt in developing countries, where fake […]

18Aug 2015

THE grand golden doors of 500 Pearl Street, in Manhattan, have welcomed such glamorous names as Hermès, Tiffany & Co and Kering, a French conglomerate whose treasures include Gucci and Bottega Veneta. The building is not a posh hotel or department store. It is the federal court for the Southern District of New York, a […]

15Aug 2015

Washington (AFP) – It goes by many names — K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few — and it’s setting off alarm bells across the United States. Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic surge in potentially lethal overdoses and drug-related offenses […]

13Aug 2015

US prosecutors are charging a Canadian pharmacy website with smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy after it allegedly sent millions of dollars worth of counterfeit medications, including fake cancer drugs, to American doctors. A Montana grand jury returned an indictment against the Winnipeg-based canadadrugs.com last year, the Associated Press reported, but the case against 14 defendants was sealed until […]

07Aug 2015

Undercover investigation purchases L’Oreal USA’s products to inform consumers about the issue of product diversion. This occurs when unauthorized retailers sell hair salon products that can be overpriced, outdated, or harmful because they are not authentic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTKEXyhJRFQ