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Versailles, fake chairs, and a French antiques scandal

An art scandal is brewing in France after the arrest of two respected antiques dealers on suspicion of selling fake furniture to Versailles.

An art scandal is brewing in France after the arrest of two respected antiques dealers on suspicion of selling fake furniture to Versailles.

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The dangerous and illegal trade in counterfeit medicines

Look in your medicine cabinet, reflect on the those pills you may have taken for a recent flu. How do you know they are not fake? Counterfeit

Look in your medicine cabinet, reflect on the those pills you may have taken for a recent flu. How do you know they are not fake? Counterfeit

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Italian police find fake euros worth millions

Police in the southern Italian city of Naples have uncovered a factory used for making fake euro notes. The forgers had already make some nine

Police in the southern Italian city of Naples have uncovered a factory used for making fake euro notes. The forgers had already make some nine

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Dozens arrested in Italy counterfeit cash crackdown

‘Money, Money, Money’, a Swedish group once sang. But when it comes to counterfeit cash, suspected fraudsters in Italy are being blamed for 90

‘Money, Money, Money’, a Swedish group once sang. But when it comes to counterfeit cash, suspected fraudsters in Italy are being blamed for 90

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Farmers angry over 'fake' Italian food

Farmers in Italy have called for a clampdown on counterfeit Italian food products. Several items were shown at an agricultural forum on Friday at

Farmers in Italy have called for a clampdown on counterfeit Italian food products. Several items were shown at an agricultural forum on Friday at

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Italian Police seize millions of forged euros

Police in Italy have arrested a man who stashed forged 50-euro banknotes worth 17 million euros in a van outside a shopping centre in

Police in Italy have arrested a man who stashed forged 50-euro banknotes worth 17 million euros in a van outside a shopping centre in

Europe

Consumer concerns around 3D printing

Few of us have one but the use of 3D printers is on the rise in businesses and homes in Europe. However, there are some question marks for consumers

Few of us have one but the use of 3D printers is on the rise in businesses and homes in Europe. However, there are some question marks for consumers

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Food fraud - the EU's battle against counterfeit comestibles

From the farm to the plate, what is really in our food? Despite some of the strictest food safety standards in the world, last year’s horse meat

From the farm to the plate, what is really in our food? Despite some of the strictest food safety standards in the world, last year’s horse meat

Europe

Festive fakes - how counterfeiters are cashing in on Christmas

Christmas is boom-time for manufacturers and retailers as consumers engage in an annual shopping frenzy that sends profits soaring and can give a

Christmas is boom-time for manufacturers and retailers as consumers engage in an annual shopping frenzy that sends profits soaring and can give a

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Counterfeit Christmas: Full Debate

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about counterfeiting, please click on the link above.

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about counterfeiting, please click on the link above.

Europe

The real damage to brands

Fake products pose a serious danger to health and destroy thousands of European jobs. That’s the message from politicians in Brussels and big

Fake products pose a serious danger to health and destroy thousands of European jobs. That’s the message from politicians in Brussels and big

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Thai police destroy tonnes of counterfeit merchandise

Authorities in Thailand have destroyed around 1.6 million items of counterfeit merchandise. Articles such as clothes, watches, bags, shoes and car

Authorities in Thailand have destroyed around 1.6 million items of counterfeit merchandise. Articles such as clothes, watches, bags, shoes and car

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Interpol global drug bust

You risk your life if you buy fake drugs online. The International Criminal Police Organisation Interpol has just completed a week-long global

You risk your life if you buy fake drugs online. The International Criminal Police Organisation Interpol has just completed a week-long global

Europe

EU parliament rejects ACTA

The EU parliament has overwhelmingly rejected the global anti-piracy agreement, ACTA. MEPs ditched the controversial deal fearing it threatened

The EU parliament has overwhelmingly rejected the global anti-piracy agreement, ACTA. MEPs ditched the controversial deal fearing it threatened

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For and against the ACTA anti-piracy deal

Critics say the ACTA agreement is undemocratic. They argue that it was negotiated behind closed doors from 2008 by representatives who were not

Critics say the ACTA agreement is undemocratic. They argue that it was negotiated behind closed doors from 2008 by representatives who were not

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EU rejects anti-piracy deal amid internet fears

The European Parliament has rejected a global anti-piracy deal aimed at fighting copyright theft amid fears it threatens internet freedom. A total

The European Parliament has rejected a global anti-piracy deal aimed at fighting copyright theft amid fears it threatens internet freedom. A total

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European Parliament rejects global copyright deal

The European Parliament has said a resounding ‘no’ to the global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.   Known as ACTA, the deal aims to reduce

The European Parliament has said a resounding ‘no’ to the global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.   Known as ACTA, the deal aims to reduce

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Beyond the ACTA vote, the struggle for a free Internet lives on

Only a few hours away from the final vote of the European Parliament on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the supporters of a free

Only a few hours away from the final vote of the European Parliament on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the supporters of a free

Europe

Internet sharing impact of ACTA

Andrea, from Belgium, asks: “Will the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, prevent students from sharing information among

Andrea, from Belgium, asks: “Will the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, prevent students from sharing information among

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Eight arrests after $6 trillion US bond seizure

Italian police have arrested eight people in connection with the seizure of $6 trillion (4.5 trillion euros) worth of fake US Treasury bonds. The

Italian police have arrested eight people in connection with the seizure of $6 trillion (4.5 trillion euros) worth of fake US Treasury bonds. The

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Internet users plan protests against anti-piracy accord

Opposition is building to controversial measures to combat internet piracy ahead of planned demonstrations across Europe at the

Opposition is building to controversial measures to combat internet piracy ahead of planned demonstrations across Europe at the

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1m fake US dollars seized in Portugal

Portuguese police have smashed a counterfeiting ring and seized around one million fake US dollars. Three men were arrested during the operation in

Portuguese police have smashed a counterfeiting ring and seized around one million fake US dollars. Three men were arrested during the operation in

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Huge art forgery case opens in Germany

One of the biggest art forgery cases ever heard in Germany has begun at a court in Cologne. Two men and two women are accused of making around 16

One of the biggest art forgery cases ever heard in Germany has begun at a court in Cologne. Two men and two women are accused of making around 16

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The IKEA experience - or is it?

It looks like IKEA, complete with blue and yellow colour scheme. Its name sounds like IKEA in Chinese. Even bags and miniature pencils are

It looks like IKEA, complete with blue and yellow colour scheme. Its name sounds like IKEA in Chinese. Even bags and miniature pencils are

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Fake Apple Store exposed in China

Many people are used to the concept of counterfeit goods, whether it be fake Prada handbags, Rolex watches or even smartphones. But in the small

Many people are used to the concept of counterfeit goods, whether it be fake Prada handbags, Rolex watches or even smartphones. But in the small

Science_technology

Etching below the surface

A laser that can write on the inside of glass without damaging the outside is revolutionising anti-counterfeit procedures in industries from

A laser that can write on the inside of glass without damaging the outside is revolutionising anti-counterfeit procedures in industries from

Europe

Countering counterfeit medicines

Police and medicine agencies are going on the offensive in a bid to stop fake drugs flooding into Europe. The authorities are preparing to implement

Police and medicine agencies are going on the offensive in a bid to stop fake drugs flooding into Europe. The authorities are preparing to implement

Europe

Copyright enforcement in China

Counterfeiting of western brands in China is a long term problem. What is Europe doing to protect its intellectual property in the People’s Republic

Counterfeiting of western brands in China is a long term problem. What is Europe doing to protect its intellectual property in the People’s Republic

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Massive fake designer goods haul in Italy

Five hundred thousand tonnes of Chinese-made fake designer goods have been seized by police during a raid on a sprawling warehouse complex in Rome

Five hundred thousand tonnes of Chinese-made fake designer goods have been seized by police during a raid on a sprawling warehouse complex in Rome

Europe

Fighting counterfeiting and piracy

Twenty years ago, counterfeiting mainly used to focus on expansive handbags, nowadays, it has broadened its scope to fake electrical appliances

Twenty years ago, counterfeiting mainly used to focus on expansive handbags, nowadays, it has broadened its scope to fake electrical appliances