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
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
British fashion companies such as Burberry lose up to $5.4 Billion (£3.5 Billion) a year to replica clothing and fake shoes. In total, the United Kingdom losses at least $21 Billion, according to previous reports. Source: Shaunacy Ferro, “New technology spots designer knock-off,” Salon, August 8, 2013.
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
The market in counterfeit goods in Colombia is estimated to be worth between $4 Billion to $5 Billion a year. Up to 12 million pairs of counterfeit shoes from China enter Colombia each year. One out of ever two bottles of alcohol sold in the Northern Antioquia province was counterfeit.
Counterfeit clothing in Mexico costs the legitimate clothing industry up to $9.5 Billion a year. In addition, up to 200 million pairs of counterfeit shoes enter Mexico each year.
The counterfeit clothing and counterfeit shoes industry in Australia is estimated to be valued at over $658 Million (600 Million Australian Dollars).
Replica shoes and athletic footwear was the most seized counterfeit seizures by the United States Customs and Border Protection in Fiscal Year 2010. Fake shoes accounted for 24 percent of all seizures, with 94 percent of the shoes originating from China. There were 4,338 seizures of counterfeit athletic and sports apparel in FY 2010 worth… Continue reading Shoes and Sports Equipment Seized in US in 2010