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Feb
14
2018

And the winner of 2018 is…

And the winner of 2018 is...

Fake news is still a trending topic in 2018. Fake or counterfeit products are also a major problem worldwide. The annual fake election of Action Plagiarius is an important moment to draw attention to this problem. During this election, a “prize” is awarded to the most shameless counterfeit. This election is part of the broader […]

Dec
27
2017

Not so Appy

Not so Appy

Apple is being sued for its new App Store logo, due to an alleged resemblance with a Chinese clothing brand logo. When Apple released the updated App Store as part of its new iOS 11, the App Store logo was redesigned. Instead of an “A” made from a pencil, a paintbrush, and a ruler, Apple […]

Oct
20
2017

The wheels were fake

The wheels were fake

One year in jail. That’s what a Dutch public prosecutor has demanded from the court against a 49-year old man that had imported counterfeit road bikes wheel sets from China. The Dutch man sold the wheels as genuine products. They were marked with famous brands like Pinarollo, FFWD and Shimano Dura-Ace. Not only does this […]

Apr
28
2017

Waste of energy

waste of energy

A man was sentenced to seven years in prison over counterfeit energy drinks. The man, Walid Jamil, was a member of an operation that sold counterfeit versions of the energy drink 5-Hour Energy. He was in charge of designing and printing cardboard boxes that resembled authentic 5-Hour Energy products. Furthermore, he had authentic bottle sleeves […]

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 […]

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