Battelle wins two R&D contracts with the US govt to help keep fake electronics out of the military supply chain.
Counterfeits transiting Canada, blockchain for Aussie beef, fake alcohol in China/Kenya, PerkinElmer project, and DNA-tagged fertiliser.
The EU has the trade in falsified goods in its sights, but a reluctance to revisit IP legislation doesn't please industry.
Social media and the internet is transforming the criminal landscape in counterfeit goods and other fraud scams, says report.
EU crackdown on websites selling counterfeit items has seen upwards of 20,500 domain names blocked.
Alibaba pledges to boost IP protection on online marketplaces in an agreement with the China-Britain Business Council.