Negative award Plagiarius: The boldest counterfeit products of the year 2017

Veröffentlicht am: 5. February, 2018

Ambiente Frankfurt is just around the corner: from 9 Feb. 2018 to 13 Feb. 2018, the international consumer goods fair Ambiente will once again be presenting trends in interior design and dining. But what about counterfeit products especially among consumer goods?

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“Plagiarius” was awarded at the Frankfurt consumer goods fair “Ambiente”

From the dog leash to the nutcracker: product piracy is booming like never before and is accelerated even more by the worldwide online trading. In order to denounce particularly good or bold product counterfeits, the German association “Aktion Plagiarius e. V.” has for many years been awarding the so-called Plagiarius Trophy. The figure is a black dwarf with a golden nose.

In 2017, the “Plagiarius” was awarded for the 41st time at the Frankfurt consumer goods fair “Ambiente”. We summarize the 10 best counterfeit products who received 2017 the negative award.

 

Plagiarius 2017:

1st prize: Rolling dog leash „flexi Explore L“

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Originals On the left sight: flexi-Bogdahn International GmbH & Co. KG, Bargteheide, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via online trading platform U. S. A.
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

2nd prize: office chair „Silver“

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Originals On the left sight: Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co. KG, Meßstetten-Tieringen, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via China
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

3rd prize: Pressure gauge

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Originals On the left sight: WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, Klingenberg, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via Vietnam
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

Seven negative awards of equal rank were awarded to:

Washbasin mixer „AXOR Starck V“ (on the top) and „Metris Classic“ (at the bottom)

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Originals on the left sight : Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side and at the top: Distribution via China
Plagiat on the right side and at the bottom: Distribution via china
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

 

Insulated jug „Ciento”

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Originals on the left sight: Helios Dr. Bulle GmbH & Co. KG, Wertheim, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side:  Distribution via United Arab Emirates
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

Auszeichnung – Bag „Taschelini“

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Originals on the left sight: Koziol ideas for friends GmbH, Erbach, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side : Distribution via Indonesia
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

 

Pilot-jacket „Mascot Safe Image“

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Originals on the left sight: Mascot International A/S, Silkeborg, Dänemark
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via Switzerland
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

Nutcracker  „Naomi“

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Originals on the left sight: Take2-Design GmbH & Co. KG, Rosenheim, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via Chinese online trading platform
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

Endless slicer

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Originals on the left sight: triangle GmbH, Solingen, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via Czech Republic
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

Transport aid „StarCarrier“

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Originals on the left sight: Wagner System GmbH, Lahr, Deutschland
Plagiat on the right side: Distribution via Slovenia
Picture: www.plagiarius.com

 

How to protect rights against counterfeit products?

Customs support companies and consumers in the fight against product and brand piracy.  But the most successful protection strategy starts with the securing of one’s own protective rights. Being the holder of trademark or patent marks, there are legal processes to ensure your rights against counterfeit products. The registration of trademarks, designs and patents should be made for your own country and for all nations where there are other relevant sales markets. In addition even the great online dealer have undertaken improvements against counterfeiting , so it is possible to use some of their new marketing tools.

You are (actively) facing Product- or Brand Piracy?

Let us help you with that. Product- and Brand Piracy can seriously damage your business! Let’s talk business today and call-back from us.

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Sources: Press release Plagiarius e.V.

Note for all pictures: Originals are on the left sight, Counterfeits are on the right sight / all rights for the pictures: Aktion Plagiarius e.V.

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