Figures released by the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association state that it has found over 450 websites that sell replica prom dresses and gowns. In total, the websites have sold over 500,000 fake gowns. According to the report, most of the sites are based in China. (See more statistics about replica clothing.) Source: “How… Continue reading Sales of Fake Prom Dresses and Gowns
According to a survey that interviewed 1,000 people in Brazil, 38 percent reported that they purchased counterfeit and pirated products in 2012. The number of respondent who said they purchased pirated goods was down from the 51 percent in 2011. 97 percent of of those that bought counterfeit goods said that the main reason for… Continue reading Consumers Purchasing Pirated Products in Brazil in 2012
During the time period of the 2012 NFL season, officers with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized a total of $17 Million worth of counterfeit jerseys, tickets and other materials. 41 people were also arrested during the September 2012 to February 2013 time period. The fake items seized by authorities during this time… Continue reading Sporting Apparel Seized During 2012 NFL Season
The United States Customs and Border Protection released their annual seizure statistics of counterfeit items for Fiscal Year 2012. 7,800 replica clothing items with a retail value of $133 Million was seized in 2012, down from the 8,094 fake items worth $142.3 Million in 2011. $511 Million worth for replica handbags and wallets, $186.9 Million… Continue reading Fake Clothes Seizures by US Customs in FY2012
According to a study conducted by the website CouponCodes4u.com, three-quarters of women admitted that they had knowing purchased a counterfeit fashion item. Over half of the respondents stated that they bought the fake product because they couldn’t afford the legitimate item, and 37 percent stated that they wanted to impress people with their fake item.… Continue reading Why Women Buy Replicas
According to the sole license holder of underwear brand Jockey in South Africa, the company lost $2.2 Million (20 Million South African Rand) in sales to counterfeit underwear between 2007 and 2012.
United States based cap maker New Era reported losing $300 Million a year in sales to foreign companies selling counterfeit baseball caps. In 2011, the company seized 850,000 counterfeit versions of its baseball caps in 298 factories in Brazil, China and Vietnam.
According to company officials, only 30 to 40 percent of the counterfeit market in baseball caps are being seized.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 13,023 counterfeit items during a two week campaign in Kansas City, Missouri leading up to the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Included in the seizures were counterfeit jerseys, memorabilia and fake tickets. 20 percent of the fake items seized were products of other professional sporting leagues such as the NFL. In total, the fake goods had a street value of $540,000.
In 2011, police seized 8.9 million counterfeit goods items in France. Half of the products that were seized within the country was luxury goods items, such as clothes, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Louis Vuitton products were the most counterfeited items seized by authorities in France.
In 2011, over 60,000 counterfeit clothing and apparel items featuring college athletic teams were seized by the Collegiate Licensing Company. The value of the counterfeit goods was worth over $1 Million. The company also reported that nearly 5,000 pieces of counterfeit goods such as shirts and hats are seized each year outside the stadium where the BCS Championship game is played. Revenue from licensed collegiate athletics generates $4.3 Billion a year for the schools.