Industry News

21Jul 2015

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/sports/cycling/as-tour-de-france-embraces-carbon-fiber-bicycle-makers-struggle-with-counterfeits.html RODEZ, France — When Alberto Contador won the Tour de France in 2010 while riding a bicycle made by Specialized for the first time, Andrew Love was both elated and apprehensive. “I knew they would be coming,” Love, the company’s head of brand protection, investigation and legal enforcement, recalled. Contador’s success was ultimately short-lived — the title was […]

16Jul 2015

An interesting story on the fake coffee business in Cambodia. Can the fake really taste better than the real thing? https://munchies.vice.com/articles/most-cambodian-coffee-is-actually-soybeans-and-scorched-corn?utm_source=munchiestwitterus

14Jul 2015

https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/Pages/counterfeit-goods.aspx What are counterfeit goods? Counterfeit goods are fake items deliberately made to look genuine. These can range from clothes, bags, watches, perfume, cosmetics and electrical items as well as pirate DVDs, CDs, computer software and games. Although the crime of counterfeiting is not new, the sale of fake goods is increasing. More counterfeit items […]

02Jul 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tampa seized a shipment of counterfeit toys from China worth more than $9,000 http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/counterfeit-legos-china-seized-26925.shtml?wap=0

30Jun 2015

The results are clear: The #counterfeit is a poorly-executed, and dangerous, replica. http://velonews.competitor.com/not-all-frames-are-created-equal-a-look-deep-inside-the-carbon-in-counterfeit-bikes#