The U.S. Coast Guard's Inspection and Compliance Directorate recently issued a Marine Safety Alert notifying nautical professionals of the need to exercise caution when purchasing fire extinguishers, as numerous companies are believed to be distributing knockoff models with counterfeit labeling.
In January 2012, the Obama Administration introduced the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security. The White House recently released an update on the government's progress in implementing the strategy.
In court, prosecutors described Francis Ortiz as a "key member" of a global counterfeiting ring and accused him of shipping more than 140,000 knockoff medications.
Last year, we talked about the discovery of fake versions of the cancer-treatment medication Avastin at U.S. healthcare facilities. The knockoff drugs had been brought into the country using counterfeit labeling.
When we talk about counterfeit goods, there is often a nearly exclusive focus on China. This narrow line of thought fails to take into account the broad scope of what is truly a global problem.
Ray Baughman, a researcher at the University of Texas who specializes in nanotechnology, recently reviewed some of the work being carried out by his team in an article published by the journal Science.
On October 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement warning vehicle owners and auto repair professionals that counterfeit air bags distributed throughout the country have been linked to a range of dangerous malfunctions.
Counterfeiting continues to be a serious concern for many businesses.
On September 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had begun deploying a new tool in its efforts to prevent counterfeit drugs and medical devices from entering the country.
There have recently been several international legal developments that will impact any company struggling to combat unscrupulous competitors who sell knockoff products with counterfeit labeling.
There is currently an epidemic-level outbreak of counterfeit labeling in the Chinese wine market.
In a show of support for upstate wineries, New York senator Charles Schumer recently spoke at the Johnson Estate Winery in Westfield, New York, condemning counterfeiters and insisting that the federal government should take action to protect domestic wine producers from cheap foreign knockoffs.