Category Archive: Anti-counterfeiting

Aug 07

Fakes, Fakes, and More Fakes

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Consumer Reports, the Associated Press and the New York Times have all featured recent articles about the products that counterfeiters “fake” – the Threats those fakes pose to consumers, and the Impacts they have on the companies and their employees who make the real products. Some stats from Homeland Security, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, and …

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Jul 17

If It Can Be Made, It Can Be Faked

Think That Counterfeits Are Only High End Goods?  How About Table Salt? China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC) is China’s largest state-owned enterprise of salt producers and suppliers. Its annual output has reached approximately 12 million tons, of which approximately one-third is table salt. When I think of table salt, I think of something that …

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Jul 07

Fighting Fakes Around the Globe

Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award Europol’s IPCrime Unit Wins the 2015 Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards            The Label Printers is proud of our continuing involvement with and sponsorship of the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference co-hosted by Interpol, in partnership with UL. We’re pleased to share these reports …

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May 08

Trying to Quit Smoking? Will This Help?

Counterfeit cigarettes ‘high in heavy metals’ A study of counterfeit cigarettes seized in the US supply chain has found that are almost always loaded with lead and cadmium, heavy metals known to be hazardous to health. In the sampling study, researchers analyzed 23 packs of cigarettes intercepted by various law enforcement agencies and found that …

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Apr 17

Knocking Out Knock Offs: Brand Protection & The World of Counterfeits

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[An article by Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell, appearing in FTA's April 16 FLEXO Prepress] I think it is safe to assume that I’m not the only one in the converting industry who scrutinizes labels on products and in stores. Don’t you sometimes just look at a print and let out a “tsk tsk” over …

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Feb 03

TLP’s Chief of Ops A Presenter At Industry Forum

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The Label Printers’ Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell, will be a presenter at the FTA Forum 2015 this coming May in Nashvile. The Forum will focus on packaging design and overall packaging trends. Lori’s topic is: Brand Protection Solutions: Developing & Selling the Value Whether protecting products from counterfeiting or enhancing supply chain visibility, investigating …

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Dec 02

Fakes for the Holidays – “Better Watch Out”

Below is an article about counterfeit goods that really struck a chord.  There are so many products being counterfeited and so many ways that counterfeit goods are harmful.  It is truly an epidemic.  $1.77 Trillion is the 2015 Projected Value of Global Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. As you’re doing your holiday shopping, especially …

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Sep 26

Degrees of Separation

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Someone asked me the other day who our top competitors are in the area of anti-counterfeiting/brand protection.  As a business professional I should know this, right?  Shouldn’t even have to think about it.  But as we talked further it occurred to me that the challenge isn’t so much with us knowing who our competitors are …

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Jul 15

New Counterfeiting Gallery in D. C.’s Crime Museum

Did you know that there is a Crime Museum in Washington, D.C.?  I didn’t – but I received a Google Alert (subject anti-counterfeiting) about it recently because the Museum just opened a permanent exhibit about counterfeiting, a crime that is increasingly being recognized as one of great impact.  Counterfeiting IS a crime with victims – …

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Jun 06

Interpol Announces Their “Turn Back Crime” Series

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We focus a lot of our time working with customers and prospective customers who are looking for anti-counterfeiting solutions.  And so we focus a lot of our time on learning about this market. In many ways it’s like any other market – products, prices, channels of distribution, etc.  But, in many ways it’s very different …

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