Pirated goods

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 [...]

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 [...]

Knocking Out Knock Offs: Brand Protection & The World of Counterfeits

[An article by Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell, appearing in FTA's April 16 FLEXO Prepress] I think it is safe to assume that I’m not the only one in the converting industry who scrutinizes labels on products and in stores. Don’t you sometimes just look at a print and let out a “tsk tsk” over the poor quality and—admit it—sometimes use that as an avenue to get a meeting with the brand owner? Don’t you wonder how, in [...]

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 [...]