Knockoff Report™ #560

Counterfeit Websites Removed by UK Police - Knockoff Report™ #560Chinese Counterfeit Caviar Among Tonnes of Fake Food and Drink Seized by Interpol

Counterfeit Websites Removed by UK Police

State Worker Charged With Selling Counterfeit Phone Cases

The Owner of a Leyton Based Company has Been Ordered to Pay £100k After Being Caught Selling Counterfeit Goods

Plant for Bottling Counterfeit Vodka Raided as Police Seized 2,500 Litres of Fake Wine and Spirits

Police Bust Italian Electronics Counterfeiting Ring

Four Arrested As Gauteng Police Seize Counterfeit Goods in Johannesburg

 

Knockoff Report™ #559

Alibaba Dealings With Chinese Regulator Draw SEC Interest - Knockoff Report™ #559Alibaba Dealings With Chinese Regulator Draw SEC Interest

Dallas Police Task Force Comes Knocking for Purveyors of Knockoffs

Turkey Ranks Behind China in Production of Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit Engines Seized in Cebu

Millions in Counterfeit Super Bowl Goods Seized in ‘Operation Super Fake’ at Local Facility

Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Counterfeit Military ID Cards

Amazon Accidentally Ships Counterfeit AMD APUs

International Report – Customs Recordal Now Available in Canada to Combat Counterfeit Goods

4 Cell Phone Stores Raided for Selling Counterfeit Merchandise

B.C. First Nation Takes on Ralph Lauren Over Knockoff Sweaters

Police: Duo Sold Counterfeit Luke Bryan Tickets

Tredegar Man Who Sold Counterfeit iPhone Earphones Jailed for 16 Weeks and Fined £27k - Knockoff Report™ #559Tredegar Man Who Sold Counterfeit iPhone Earphones Jailed for 16 Weeks and Fined £27k

Fake Perfume Factory Shut

Police in Vietnam Seize Counterfeit Cosmetics Heading to China

Attempt to Smuggle Counterfeit Cigarettes Worth RM7.7m Stubbed Out

EUBAM Helps Ukrainian Customs Seize Counterfeit Goods

Organised Crime ‘Deeply Involved in Counterfeit Trade’

1,900 Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized in Wisbech Raid

Bill Would Make Counterfeit Airbags Illegal

Bed Bath & Beyond Sued Over Alleged Longchamp Knockoffs

Counterfeit Branded Bags Worth RM50,000 Seized in Penang

Man Arrested for Counterfeit Viagra

Counterfeit Items Seized from Two Rockingham County Convenience Stores

Feds Fight the Booming Business of Counterfeit Sports Goods

Knockoff Report™ #558

‘Broad City’ Season 2 Episode 4 Recap “Knockoffs” - Knockoff Report™ #558Broad City’ Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “Knockoffs”

How China’s Alibaba Helps Counterfeit Goods Reach US Pirates, Amazon

How Does Alibaba Counter Fakes? Let It Count the Ways

JD.com Pushes Authenticity Angle With French Mall Launch

Feds Seize $19.5 Million in Counterfeit Items Ahead of Super Bowl

The Fight Against Counterfeit Products in Canada Just Got Easier

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Cellphone Cases in Maine

Dreamy Fashion Shoot Makes Knockoff Designer Handbags Look Good

Inside the East London Counterfeit T-Shirt Factory Churning out Fake Merchandise Including Nirvana, Superman and Motorhead Tops

Ocmulgee Drug Task Force Counterfeit Raid Nets Two Milledgeville Store Owners

12,900 Counterfeit Mobile Phones and Accessories Seized from Little India Shops - Knockoff Report™ #55812,900 Counterfeit Mobile Phones and Accessories Seized from Little India Shops

GPD: Man Busted with $10K-Worth of Knock-Off Purses and More

Mahindra Raids Makers Of Counterfeit Auto Parts

Strange Brews Podcast: The Case of the Counterfeit Beer

Canada Goose Knockoffs Worry Winter-Coat Competitor

Siblings Sentenced to Home Detention for Trafficking Counterfeit Clothing

$19.5 Million Worth of Fake NFL Goods Was Seized in One of the Largest Sports-Related Counterfeit Operations

Phuket Police Seize Counterfeit Goods Worth B3 Million

Counterfeit Xiaomi Power Bank Being Sold on Snapdeal

Multi-millionaire Businessman Arrested After Series of Police Raids

Silk Road Suspect Used Multiple Aliases

Saanich Police Seize Phoney Phones Pitched on Internet Site

LEGO Minecraft KnockOff Minifigures (Bootleg)

Knockoff Report™ #557

Fake ‘Apple Watch Prototype’ Sells For Hundreds on eBay - Knockoff Report™ #557Fake ‘Apple Watch Prototype’ Sells For Hundreds on eBay

Phoenix Police Brace for More Counterfeit NFL Goods

Counterfeit Cialis Found Entering U.S. by Mail: FDA

Man Accused of Trying to Sell More Than $46,000 Worth of Counterfeit Items

Over Half the Brand Name Items Sold on China’s Version of Ebay Are Counterfeit, Study Says

Counterfeit Seahawks Jerseys Seized From Washington Man in Arizona

Police in China Nab Five for Counterfeit Train Tickets

Fake Condoms, Viagra, Seized and Online Network Shut Down

Man Obsessed with eBay Jailed for Selling Counterfeit DVDs and Money Laundering £500k

Warning to Parents Using Counterfeit Chargers After Toy Car Bursts Into FlamesWarning to Parents Using Counterfeit Chargers After Toy Car Bursts Into Flames - Knockoff Report™ #557

Two Arraigned for Selling Counterfeit Electronics, Including Phony iPhones and iPads

Pair Jailed After Online Fake Goods Scam

Gang Traded in Counterfeit Goods ‘on Industrial Scale’ on Facebay by Sheerness Couple Darren Hilton and Sharon Marlow

Estee Lauder Wins $1.8M in Counterfeit MAC Cosmetics Suit

Shopkeeper Sentenced After Sniffer Dogs Find 800 Counterfeit Golden Virginia, Drum and Mayfair Tobacco and Cigarette Packs

Counterfeit MAC Makeup Could be Toxic

Second Turkish Man Sentenced for Smuggling Counterfeit Cancer Drugs

Haul of Counterfeit Nike Trainers Worth £250,000 Seized at Harwich International Port

Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance Formed in Beijing

Men Charged with Welling Counterfeit Patriots Tickets

$1M in Fake Serchandise Seized in Lead-up to Super Bowl

How to Avoid Counterfeit Printer Supplies

Fakes in Film: Elementary

Fakes in Film Elementary - Knockoff ReportBeing raised in a family of private eyes named ‘Holmes’, I was bred to consume and critique the plethoric flow of Sherlock Holmes imitations as they careened by.  The truest incarnation of the Great Detective is, without peer, Jeremy Brett.  All others are just fun.  Jonny Lee Miller fits this bill in spades.  In the CBS crime drama “Elementary” he plays Sherlock Holmes, a recovering addict whose one-time sober companion, Joan Watson (played well by Lucy Liu, fluidly filling the once-male role) assists and chronicles his cases.  Of all of the humdrum procedural crime dramas on television, I’ve found myself drawn to the CBS show “Elementary”.  What may have begun as a familial obligation grew to an appreciation of the creators’ ability to tug at threads not yet before explored without losing any of the elements of the manically dependent genius we all know and respect.

After returning home from a short trip to Phoenix, Wifey and I sat and queued up the latest episode of “Elementary”.  In Season 3, Episode 10, entitled “Seed Money” Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a bioengineer who worked for a drug cartel.  Initially, the investigation revealed that he was engineering marijuana strains for a large profit.  At the moment, the motive seemed to be that Mr. Scientist decided to leave his life of crime and he was offed by his employers.  Then, the hyper-aware Holmes observed a rare orchid in the scientist’s lab.  Turns out it’s not only stolen, but the rarest flower in the world, valued at $250,000.  As they explore his online activities, they find that he had sold this flower to an online auction bidder.  Since the item was still sitting on his desk, Holmes and Watson acted on the suspicion that Mr. Scientist had ripped someone off and was murdered as a result.  Turns out [SPOILER] this guy was such an amazing genetic engineer that he figured out how to counterfeit the rarest flower in the world.  The rest of the story involved an evil corporation and the wrath of a woman scorned.  Believe me, I know.  A woman scorned trumps an evil corporation every time.  No exceptions.  All in all, a fun yarn for a Thursday night.

As innovation progresses, fiction writers explore the possibilities of counterfeiting the less-than-conventional sides of the intellectual property world.  As we move forward in this unbelievable journey we call life we will continue to see creation and innovation dominate so many areas not previously explored.  Decades ago, intellectual property meant logos, words, processes and secrets.  Now we are seeing that the possibilities are endless.  I pinch myself some days because I am amazed to be witness to what our fathers and grandfathers would never have dreamed of.  And those who did dream of it called it science fiction.  Here’s to an unpredictable, exciting and volatile future.

Now, I’m going to drink my coffee.

Knockoff Report™ #556

Killing, Not Curing: Deadly Boom in Counterfeit Medicine in Afghanistan

Man’s Counterfeit Goods Empire Uncovered – When Someone Tried to Break into his Car

Phoenix Firefighter Arrested; Accused of Selling Counterfeit Jerseys

Police Seize Fake Oxycontin, Guns in Major Organized Crime Investigation

Couple Electronically Tagged Over Counterfeit Cigarettes

DARPA Doubles Down on Anti-Counterfeiting Program

Alibaba, Microsoft Agree to Crack Down on Counterfeit Software

What it’s Like Using a $27 Apple Watch Knockoff

Man Faces 17 Charges Relating to Selling of Counterfeit Medications Over the Internet Following Raid in Ipswich

Tamworth People Urged to Avoid Pitfalls of Counterfeit Goods in 2015

Counterfeit Refrigerants Throw a Scare in UAE

Cracking Down On College Football Counterfeit Goods

You Can Download North Korea’s OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don’t)

Thousands of Counterfeit Items Stopped at New Zealand Borders

Saskatoon Police Warn of Counterfeit Drugs Believed to be Behind Overdose Deaths

Deputies Seize Hundreds of Counterfeit Movies

Knockoff Report™ #555

Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets 'Terrorist Car' Kit - Knockoff Report™ #555Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets ‘Terrorist Car’ Kit

Forget Drugs, Darknet Markets Are Selling Counterfeit Christmas Gifts

Alibaba Took Down 90 Million Fake Products Ahead of Its IPO

Counterfeit Electronics Market Growing Twice the Genuine Goods

Cuomo Signs Bill Allowing Counterfeit Clothing to Be Donated to People in Need

How to Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Buy Counterfeit Vodka Made From Anti-Freeze

Operation ‘Bad Gifts’ Seizes Counterfeit Goods at JFK Airport

Warning of the Dangers of Counterfeit Straighteners

Nikon Europe Warns Against ‘Counterfeit’ D800E Cameras

2 Chinese Nationals Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Cell Phone Cases Throughout Massachusetts

NYPD Bags Seven in Queens Counterfeit-Purse Ring

$5 Knockoff of World Famous Parker 51 Fountain Pen - Knockoff Report™ #555$5 Knockoff of World Famous Parker 51 Fountain Pen

eBay Seller Sues Monitoring Firm over Counterfeit Claims

Hong Kong Officials Seize Counterfeit Jasmine Rice

U.K. Dentists Warned About Counterfeit Equipment

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler

Warning for Farm Exports, as Chinese Counterfeiters Rip Off Aussie Products

Piracy and Counterfeiting Should Be Made Unprofitable

Rogue Trader Found Guilty of Selling Counterfeit Pornography Avoids Spending Christmas in Jail

3 Charged in Counterfeit Raid at Greensboro Flea Market

Woman Accused of Selling Counterfeit Bags Arrested in Surry County

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized in Lexington Worth Almost $1M

Counterfeit DVDs Seized in Phillipsburg Raid

Gaston Man Convicted of Trafficking Counterfeit Goods, Illegal Medications

eBay Scales Back EMR Counterfeit Reporting Program

$15K Worth of Counterfeit North Face Clothes Seized in Logan County - Knockoff Report™ #555$15K Worth of Counterfeit North Face Clothes Seized in Logan County

Police Issue Warning After Counterfeit Tickets Found at Packers Game

BBB Warns Panthers Fans of Fake Tickets, Counterfeit Goods

Police Remove 8,000 Counterfeit DVDs From Laclede County Home

Flea Market Files Bankruptcy After $42M Coach Knockoff Purse Lawsuit

Indiana Excise Police Seize Alleged Counterfeit Merchandise, Pills and More in Wabash

Counterfeit Christmas Jumpers Seized in Cwmbran

Millions of Dollars of Counterfeit Items Found in Morehead Store

Counterfeit Frozen Toys Seized by Revenue Officers

 

Knockoff Report™ #554

How eBay, Amazon and Alibaba Fuel the World's Top Illegal Industry — the Counterfeit Products Market (featuring Rob Holmes) - Knockoff Report™ #554How eBay, Amazon and Alibaba Fuel the World’s Top Illegal Industry — the Counterfeit Products Market (featuring Rob Holmes)

ABS-CBN wins $250-M antipiracy case in US (featuring Rob Holmes)

‘Operation Treasure Hunt’ Seizes $2 Million in Counterfeit Goods

£90 Million of Counterfeit Christmas Presents Could Put Lives at Risk

Chargers Fan Scammed with Counterfeit Tickets

Bedford Shops Caught Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes

East Naples Man Ran Counterfeit DVD Operation Out of His Garage, Feds Say

292 Counterfeit Domains Seized by Law Enforcement

Be on the Lookout for Counterfeit & Stolen SEC Championship Tickets

Beware of Possible Counterfeit Tickets for UW-Duke Game

Alert Over Counterfeit Perfume Sold in Portsmouth

Revenue Seizes 2,000 Pairs of Counterfeit Runners in Cork

Fake Head and Shoulders Shampoo Containing ‘Sex-Change Chemical’ Sold Across Northern Ireland Stores

Counterfeit Louis Vuitton, Nike, North Face Seized In Detroit Raid

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized in Lexington Worth almost $1M

Police Seize £500,000 Worth of Potentially Dangerous Counterfeit Frozen, Toy Story and Peppa Pig Toys Destined for Christmas Markets

Knockoff Report™ #553

U.S. Officials Chase Counterfeit Goods Online - Knockoff Report™ #553U.S. Officials Chase Counterfeit Goods Online

Omega and Other Luxury Watch Brands Target Knock-off Smartwatch Faces

3 Arrested In Counterfeit Goods Raid At Long Island Store

Worthing Man Ordered to Repay £41,000 Made in Counterfeit Sales

‘Counterfeit’ Domains Seized by Europol

Frozen Toys Included in Thousands of Dangerous and Counterfeit Goods Seized at Dover by Trading Standards

Rhondda Cynon Taf Hospital Handyman Caught Selling Counterfeit Goods

Rockdale Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

Guyana and the Global Trade in Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit DVD, CD Bust at Orangeburg Flea Market

Fashion Fights Back Against Counterfeiting

Admiral Denies Role in Counterfeiting Casino Chips - Knockoff Report™ #553Admiral Denies Role in Counterfeiting Casino Chips

Clampdown on Counterfeit Goods That Cause Fires

Colgate to Work With Regulatory Authorities on Counterfeiting

Raids Sweep Out AED 34.2 Million Worth of Counterfeit Car Parts

Sears Wants Knockoff Windshield Blade Suit Wiped Away

4 Counterfeit Mumias Sugar Distributors Arrested

Millions of Dollars of Counterfeit Items Seized by Feds

 

Knockoff Report™ #552

Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names - Knockoff Report™ #552Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand Names

3 Steps for Excluding Counterfeit Goods and Protecting Your Brand

China Opens Intellectual Property Courts to Improve Image

The Counterfeiting Conundrum: How Technology Will Slam the Scam

Windows Update Breaking Counterfeit Computer Chips That Users Don’t Even Know They Own

Veterans Affairs Keeps Buying Bogus And Counterfeit Medical Equipment

English Court Requires ISPs To Block Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

UA Warns Crimson Tide Football Fans of Counterfeit Tickets

Medical Firm Profited on Pain with Knockoff Spine Surgery Hardware

Don’t Get in the Christmas Spirit with Counterfeit Booze

Feds Make $2M Counterfeit Hermès Birkin Handbag Bust at Savannah Port

Houston Flea Market Raided Over Counterfeit Goods

Authorities Warn About Counterfeit Goods as Holiday Shopping Starts

Counterfeit Memorabilia Lawsuit Against Eli Manning, Giants Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

Oxford Police Warn Ole Miss Fans to Watch Out For Counterfeit Football Tickets

Counterfeit Viagra Conman Seth Pennington Pleads Guilty to £11m Fraud

Inspectors Seize Hundreds of Counterfeit Smartphones

1.2 Million Counterfeit Goods Seized in EU-led Operation

Apple Removes Counterfeit App From iTunes

 

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