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Fakes and Fire Safety

Eaton has an interesting video/infographic on Fire Safety – 4 Things You Should Know About Counterfeits – that they were sharing earlier this month as a back to school “primer” for educational institutions. As the world’s largest supplier of labels to UL, and a company with expertise in the anti-counterfeiting marketing, we thought that sharing this information on our blog would be of value.  In doing a bit more research, we were reminded that the week of October 4 – [...]

Fakes, Fakes, and More Fakes

Consumer Reports, the Associated Press and the New York Times have all featured recent articles about the products that counterfeiters “fake” – the Threats those fakes pose to consumers, and the Impacts they have on the companies and their employees who make the real products. Some stats from Homeland Security, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, and more. Estimates of the costs of product counterfeiting have grown from less than $30 billion in the early 1980s to $200 billion by the end of [...]

If It Can Be Made, It Can Be Faked

Think That Counterfeits Are Only High End Goods?  How About Table Salt? China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC) is China's largest state-owned enterprise of salt producers and suppliers. Its annual output has reached approximately 12 million tons, of which approximately one-third is table salt. When I think of table salt, I think of something that is cheap, all over the highway [literally], and not very exciting.  But China is having a problem with counterfeit salt.  There have been recent stories [...]

Fighting Fakes Around the Globe

Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award Europol’s IPCrime Unit Wins the 2015 Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards            The Label Printers is proud of our continuing involvement with and sponsorship of the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference co-hosted by Interpol, in partnership with UL. We’re pleased to share these reports on the global awards won by Interpol and Europol. Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award One year after its official launch, the [...]

Fakes for the Holidays – “Better Watch Out”

Below is an article about counterfeit goods that really struck a chord.  There are so many products being counterfeited and so many ways that counterfeit goods are harmful.  It is truly an epidemic.  $1.77 Trillion is the 2015 Projected Value of Global Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. As you're doing your holiday shopping, especially if you're doing it online, perhaps take some time to do the checking that Mr. Arnold of Homeland Security recommends. The source article can be found [...]