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By Thorsten Staake

Counterfeit alternate is a hugely complicated phenomenon. it's a ruthless crime in addition to a wise knowledge-transfer procedure – and it's every thing in among. businesses desire a thorough knowing of the concepts of illicit actors, the position of the patron, and the linked implications with a view to boost profitable model- and product-protection measures. delivering this information is the key-objective of the ebook handy. The authors current an independent, in-depth research of the availability- and demand-side of the illicit industry, define state of the art model- and product-protection suggestions, and introduce a collection of novel instruments to aid marketplace tracking, response, and prevention efforts. in addition, demanding situations with proven product defense applied sciences are highlighted and the advantages and hurdles whilst utilizing Radio Frequency identity (RFID) as safeguard expertise are mentioned. a massive good thing about the ebook is the robust concentrate on supporting practitioners to accommodate the demanding situations; one other is the excessive general of analysis that backs up the findings awarded.

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After integrating other relevant stakeholders or eliminating obsolete steps from the value chain, an actual instantiation of the model can be developed where the individual stakeholders (boxes) and distribution paths (arcs) are described. Of interest are both typical properties and classification of boundaries (for example Refurbishing Licit supply chain Illicit supply chain Parts supplier Parts supplier Component sup. Component sup. Manufacturer Manufacturer Distributor Distributor Retailer Retailer Legend: Actors with lawful intent Consumer Consumer Waste Mgmt.

Clark 1997). e. not being aware of the underlying intellectual property infringement – or may do so in full knowledge of the illicit nature of the product. In both cases the consumer behavior and sales tactics of the illicit actors are different, and both have specific implications for brand owners and manufacturers. For a differentiated discussion, • “deceptive counterfeiting” shall refer to cases where a person or an organization purchases counterfeit goods in the belief they are buying genuine articles, and • “non-deceptive counterfeiting” shall refer to cases where a person or an organization purchases counterfeit goods knowing of their counterfeit nature.

2 Understanding counterfeit supply 28 among many of the targeted companies and our institute; moreover the majority of companies signaled considerable interest in the results of the study, which the researcher promised to make available to them after the conclusion of the project. Overall, the characteristics of 128 articles comprising 38 brands were discussed with brand-protection and manufacturing experts. The experts were asked to choose articles from the most recent three to six counterfeit cases their company had been involved in, in order to prevent a selection bias towards extraordinary or particularly spectacular cases.

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