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
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
Officers with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized over 100,000 counterfeit merchandise products in the city of Chicago during Fiscal Year 2012. The retail value of the counterfeit products was worth over $5 Million. In on raid alone, agents seized 12 vans filled with fake handbags with brand names of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, and… Continue reading Fake Goods Seized in Chicago in FY 2012
The United States Customs and Border Protection announced that it seized 1.500 counterfeit Hermes handbags in February 2013 at the Los Angeles – Long Beach port complex. The two shipments that were violating the trademark of Hermes were originally shipped from China. The Los Angeles – Long Beach Port is a major entry point of… Continue reading Number of Fake Hermes Bags Seized at US Ports
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 Anti-Counterfeiting Group, the luxury market in the United Kingdom losses up to 10 percent of sales to counterfeit goods. The entire luxury market in the UK is worth $372 Billion (£234 Billion), thus around $37 Billion in sales is lost to counterfeits.
According to the CEO of luxury fashion company Hermes, up to 80 percent of the products sold on the Internet with the brand name Hermes is counterfeit.
The counterfeit goods market in Turkey is estimated to be worth $6 Billion in 2011, double the market value of $3 Billion in 2010. Counterfeit purses are the most counterfeited product made and sold in Turkey.
A report found that almost half of foreign travelers from the United Kingdom purchased counterfeit goods while traveling abroad. The most popular countries where counterfeit purchases took place were Greece, Turkey, Spain, Thailand and China.