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 [...]

Fake pills2018-10-23T09:19:54+02:00

White, Gold & Grey


Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra once again spoke out in defense against copycat accusations that have been levied against the company. Xiaomi allegedly is copying Apple products too much. Okay, we understand - from a business point of view - [...]

White, Gold & Grey2019-02-26T12:01:39+01:00



The Chicago Blackhawks form a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago (USA). Their name and logo are registered trademarks and therefore protected by intellectual property laws. This has entitled them to stop "business man" Jeff Huang, who has been manufacturing [...]


Notorious markets


Recently, the US Trade Representative has issued an interesting report on "notorious markets": markets that are well-known for their counterfeit products. Not only the physical markets are mentioned, but also some websites that sell many fake stuff like zing.vn, vk.com [...]

Notorious markets2015-03-10T06:54:09+01:00

Kalvin Clein


Sometimes counterfeit should be art, Jan-Dirk van der Burg must have thought. The Dutch photographer collected eleven items of counterfeit Calvin Klein underwear from all over the world, and made an impressive photo collection. The photos are set up as [...]

Kalvin Clein2019-02-12T11:44:00+01:00

Uggs for Africa


After a large shipment of fake UGG boots has been found, the judge issued an interesting ruling. The boots are not to be destroyed; he came up with a better idea. The case involves an Irish  businessman that is caught [...]

Uggs for Africa2014-12-22T06:45:17+01:00

Real or fake?


A Louis Vuitton handbag for few dollars is obviously a fake copy.  You can often recognize this fake items from a distance. But the pirates are now producing better knockoff copies than ever. Sometimes, the imitation is so well made that [...]

Real or fake?2014-11-18T08:15:26+01:00

No pirates in sight


On the Internet it is sometimes difficult to see what is real and what is fake. On Youtube for example, some movies are put there by the owners, and others are illegal ones. But often the quality of both movies [...]

No pirates in sight2014-11-06T07:24:35+01:00

Fake Friday


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: [...]

Fake Friday2018-10-23T09:20:20+02:00



Apple leads where others follow. But some follow to closely. Introdusing the Xiaomi Mi Pad. iPad? No Mi Pad. Really! Apple CEO, Tim Cook, once said: “From our point of view it’s important that Apple not be the developer for the [...]