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The Anti-Counterfeiting Blog

The latest round-up of anti-counterfeiting and brand protection news from a technology supplier protecting tens of billions of high-value items annually.



Is Counterfeit Medication more Harmful to Somalia than Pirates? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:00

Somalian pirates attack and seize commercial sea vessels semi regularly. While being held in captivity is very stressful for the captive and his/her family, the victims can take some comfort knowing that the pirates don't really want to kill their captives. The pirates need to return their victims alive in order to receive the desired ransom. The same cannot be said of producers and distributors of counterfeit medication.

 
Admitting you have an Anti-Counterfeiting Problem Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 June 2011 00:00

After we published our previous blog post Admitting you have an Anti-Counterfeiting Problem, we came across a related article in the Financial Times Counterfeiting: Silence of the brands hides fight against fakes.


The article gives specific examples of brands that consciously choose to say nothing about the widespread and growing counterfeiting of all kinds of goods.

 
No time like now for Anti-Counterfeiting Programs for Car Documentation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2011 00:00

In January 2011 we released CarSure, a currency-level reader that can authenticate documents through glass. CarSure uses InkSure's signature taggant technology, technology that has been protecting high-value documents for over a decade.


We market this reader to suppliers of government documents as a way to improve motor vehicle law enforcement. By giving law enforcement officials the ability to authenticate documents through glass, it is easier to find counterfeit vehicle registration stickers, safety inspection certificates and other documents often attached to the inside of car windows.


We have been told over and over again that governments do not have money for such anti-counterfeiting programs right now. - Several governments in North America and Europe are near-bankruptcy and have no cash to spend on new programs. However we think CarSure or technology like it is needed very badly and could actually help governments generate revenue.

 
A Simple Change can Improve Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts – Take the Advice from the Bank of England PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 00:00

The Bank of England announced last week that the country is seriously considering switching the material of the country's banknotes from paper to polymer. Since this is a country that likes tradition and has the privilege of holding one of the strongest currencies in the world, it is worth looking at why. The Bank is considering the switch from paper to polymer.  The reasons cited are as follows:

 
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