Cigarettes and tobacco were the most reported counterfeit goods in the UK in 2019/20, according to local authority data.
The UK government is seeking advice from expects on how artificial intelligence affects intellectual property rights.
Half of criminal fines and more than a quarter of prison terms were below the minimum sanctions in the law.
The upward trend calls for immediate action, says the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA).
CEO Jeff Bezos has defended Amazon’s actions to stamp out counterfeits on its sites at a Congressional hearing in the US.
Tanzania seized 17,076 counterfeit and unregistered condoms in fiscal 2019/20 that put public at risk of STIs.
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PLEASE NOTE: many 2020 events have been postponed / cancelled due to the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We recommend that you check directly with organisers to obtain the latest information on events of interest.
International Food Fraud Conference
September 22-23, 2020 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Asian IP Forum (AIPF)
September 24-25, 2020 - Singapore
Global Brand Protection Summit 2020
September 24, 2020 - London, UK
European IP Forum
November 12-13, 2020 - Munich, Germany
24th International Conference on Food Fraud
December 07-08, 2020 - webinar (online)
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection 'A Brand's New World'
December 07-10, 2020 - online