Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized by Security Agencies

Between 1992 and 2014, police and brand enforcement officials with the National Hockey League (NHL) seized over 10.6 million counterfeit goods items of its hockey teams. These types of fakes consists of counterfeit or replica jerseys, t-shirts and hats of NHL hockey teams that are unauthorized. According to the NHL, the retail value of the… Continue reading Counterfeit NHL Merchandise Seized by Security Agencies

Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Security officers in Vietnam reported that its agencies investigated over 25,000 cases of counterfeit goods entering the country in the first 4 months of 2014. According to officials, up to 80 percent of the counterfeit goods sold in Vietnam originates from China. On average, enforcement agents with the Ministry of Industry and Trade investigate 90,000… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases in Vietnam in 2014

Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, an estimated 35,000 counterfeit Hockey Canada jerseys were available for sale, according to the licensing manager of the team. During the 2010 Winter Games, security officials and brand trademark enforcement officials were able to seize about 17,000 counterfeit jerseys. At the 201 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, an… Continue reading Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

Counterfeits Goods in the Philippines in 2013

Security officers with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Philippines seized counterfeit goods worth a total of $174 Million (7.76 Billion Philippine Pesos) in 2013. The value of the fake goods seized in 2013 was higher than the $118 Million (5.27 Billion Pesos) seized in 2012. Among… Continue reading Counterfeits Goods in the Philippines in 2013

Counterfeit Goods Cases Investigated by RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police saw an increase in the number of cases involving harmful counterfeit goods in Canada between 2005 and 2013. In 2005, harmful counterfeits were involved with 11.5 percent of cases. By 2012, there were over 200 cases, or 30.4 percent of cases, that involved harmful fakes of toys, drugs, cosmetics, batteries… Continue reading Counterfeit Goods Cases Investigated by RCMP

Professional US Sports Leagues Losses to Counterfeits

In 2012, the major professional sports leagues in the United States lost over $13 Billion in revenue due to sales of counterfeit jerseys and apparel. Merchandise of the National Football League (NFL) had the most losses to counterfeits, with nearly $3 Billion of the total, according to The Licensing Letter. Authentic “elite” jerseys, which are… Continue reading Professional US Sports Leagues Losses to Counterfeits

Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

On average, criminal justice programs in South Africa record 26 busts of counterfeit goods from entering the country through ports of entry each day. In 2013, a total of $251 Million (2.6 Billion South African Rand) was seized by security services in South Africa. Among the items seized were replica clothing worth $14.9 Million (155… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Goods Busts in South Africa

What Type of Fakes are Bought in Britain

A survey conducted by accounting company PwC found that 18 percent of consumers in Britain admitted to purchasing counterfeit alcohol. 16 percent reported purchasing counterfeit drugs such as Viagra and weight-loss pills. And 13 percent admitted to buying counterfeit cigarettes. British consumers between the ages of 18 to 34 bought the most counterfeits, with 60… Continue reading What Type of Fakes are Bought in Britain

Counterfeit Luxury Products in India

According to anti-counterfeiting lawyers in India, the market for counterfeit luxury goods in the country is increasing by 40 percent each year. The rise in replica handbags, shoes and clothing is greater than the increase for their legitimate items, as market analysts state that the luxury goods industry in India is rising by 20 percent.… Continue reading Counterfeit Luxury Products in India