By Thorsten Staake

Counterfeit alternate is a hugely advanced phenomenon. it's a ruthless crime in addition to a wise knowledge-transfer technique – and it's every little thing in among. businesses want a thorough figuring out of the recommendations of illicit actors, the position of the shopper, and the linked implications with a view to boost profitable model- and product-protection measures. offering this knowledge is the key-objective of the e-book to hand. The authors current an independent, in-depth research of the provision- and demand-side of the illicit marketplace, define state of the art model- and product-protection concepts, and introduce a collection of novel instruments to help industry tracking, response, and prevention efforts. moreover, demanding situations with demonstrated product defense applied sciences are highlighted and the advantages and hurdles whilst utilizing Radio Frequency identity (RFID) as security expertise are mentioned. an enormous good thing about the booklet is the powerful specialise in aiding practitioners to accommodate the demanding situations; one other is the excessive commonplace of study that backs up the findings provided.

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2005). Furthermore, a split sample procedure, where the data set was randomly divided into half, was applied. f. 7). This again indicates a high degree of reliability in the findings. 11 The results from the F- and Tukey Test were included, but only for descriptive purposes since the groups were chosen to maximize the differences among cases in different clusters. 66) Group 5: Cf. Smugglers (a) Means are shown, with standard deviations given in parentheses. (b) Degrees of freedom for all variables are 4, 114.

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.

Parallel trade and overproduction The terms “parallel trading” and “gray market activities” denote situations where goods are bought in one territory and distributed within another without the authorization of the right holder in the receiving market. Besides other effects, parallel trading limits the ability to realize regionally differentiated pricing strategies. It is facilitated by the principle of territoriality as intellectual property rights only apply to specific countries or economic areas, and the principle of exhaustion as right owners have limited power to control the distribution of products from the time they are legitimately put on the market.

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