Rise occured despite reduction in enforcement operations, with a threefold increase in counterfeits seized online.
Fake designer clothing, shoes, perfume and other goods worth £500m have been seized by police in Manchester, UK.
The new Apple Watch isn't due to launch until later this year at the earliest, but knock-offs are already available in China.
Joint lawsuit charges Chinese defendants with faking the camera maker's accessories, including grips and mounts.
The codes are more compact and crisp than can be achieved using traditional methods like laser engraving, it says.
The suit is focusing on hazardous sleepwear, carbon monoxide detectors and hair dryers solid via the "fulfilled by Amazon" service.
The online sale of counterfeit automotive parts: An analysis of how online marketplace practices allow counterfeiters to put unsafe products in American consumers’ cars, and proposed solutions for minimizing the proliferation of counterfeits
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