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Feb
14
2017

And the winner of 2017 is…

And the winner of 2017 is…

In a world where fake products are still a growing problem but are rapidly caught up by the problem of fake news, there is one truth: the every year fake election of Action Plagiarius. This institute informs the public about the problem of fakes and plagiarisms and the negative impacts they have on not only […]

Jul
11
2016

Big Green Fake

big green egg

It’s summer. It’s the season of barbecuing outside with family and friends. On your amazing and pricey Big Green Egg®. But there is a less expensive solution to your barbecue needs. A Dutch low price retailer is selling a… well… Big Green Egg lookalike. At a quarter of the price of a genuine Big Green Egg barbecue, this barbecue […]

Mar
15
2016

And the winner of 2016 is…

Cannot be disclosed by Plagiarius (the counterfeit specialists) yet as it wants not to intervene in current judicial procedures. So, the prize is being suspended until the final adjudication. How about building up the suspense! But number two is a fragrant infringement as well. Left is the original of Niederhoff & Dellenbusch GmbH & Co. […]

Aug
19
2015

Fake pills

One of the biggest challenges of today is counterfeit. The awareness and negative consequences of this problem is growing, but unfortunately not as quick as the amount of counterfeit itself. A very popular area for counterfeiters are pharmaceuticals. Only in the Netherlands the dazzling amount of 155.000 pills very captured by customs last months. It […]

Aug
22
2014

Fake Friday

fake Louis Vuitton

Fake is sometimes difficult to spot. We IP attorneys have made a job out of spotting fake and counterfeit goods. But sometimes it is easy, even for us. Either because it is sooooo obvious: or because it just says so: TGIF: Have a nice weekend!

May
2
2014

Chinese inspiration

China has been very serious lately about intellectual property, but the country still has a long way to go. This week a blatant copy of the Range Rover Evoque emerged. Chinese car manufacturer Landwind has tried earlier to cross over to Europe, but their first car failed miserably in the Euro NCAP safety tests. Their […]

Mar
13
2014

And the winner 2014 is…

a device for shock wave therapy! The original is from MedizinSysteme Zimmer GmbH, Neu-Ulm, Germany, the copy of Shenzhen PRT Import Export Co., Ltd., PR China. This copy has been elected by Plagiarius as the most blatant copy of 2014. Also “beautiful”  examples of counterfeiting (just no winners this year): a design  bucket     […]

Dec
2
2013

Fake will make you fat!

Counterfeit products: sometimes dangerous, always illegal. But did you know it can also make you fat? Sherri Hill Inc., a Texas-based fashion label, has gone to court to stop a counterfeiter that is selling flimsy copies of its high-end beauty-pageant gowns. But there’s more to the story. Sherri Hill claims the knockoffs add pounds when you […]

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