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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 […]

24Nov 2015

With the support of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Spanish customs and police intercepted in October a counterfeit shampoo criminal network in Spain. With a production capacity of 200,000 bottles per month, this is the second clandestine factory to be raided this year. The products, which infringed intellectual property rights, were destined for the European, […]

10Nov 2015

The world’s biggest online retailer courses with an unprecedented torrent of counterfeit and sham goods, and neither the big brands, the Chinese government nor U.S. pressure can do much about it.Jack Ma, the most powerful businessman in Asia, can. But shutting down the fakes would undermine his Alibaba empire. Be warned: Jack Ma, the man who oversees the […]