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Fake China - where copyright means copy-it-right

Fake China - where copyright means copy-it-right

There are so many fake products in circulation in China that the desire for authenticity fuels the success of brand-owned stores. Despite the economic slow-down there are still more than 50 ...

Carlton Reid
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Tiger watching tigers - Specialized's Andrew Love fights the fakers

Tiger watching tigers - Specialized's Andrew Love fights the fakers

There are many fake Specialized products available online, but there would be an awful lot more if it weren't for Andrew Love, head of Specialized's brand security division. Love ...

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Whack-A-Mole Inc. - the lawyers clobbering the counterfeiters

Whack-A-Mole Inc. - the lawyers clobbering the counterfeiters

"We handle anti-counterfeiting work across many different industry sectors, and while the fakes are often dreadful quality some can be almost as good as the real thing," says Jeremy Newman, ...

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i-ride.co.uk is the UK’s leading lightweight cycle distributor. Our growing portfolio includes Fulcrum Wheels, Argon 18, Orro, De Rosa, Continental, Speedplay, Thomson,  Etixx Nutrition, 3T, Northwave and many more prestigious brands. 

Fake sense of security - counterfeit helmets are not for headbangers

Fake sense of security - counterfeit helmets are not for headbangers

Back in 2014 BBC's Fake Britain programme reported on a fake Giro cycle helmet. "It's part of a growing industry, where the fakers are trying to make money out of the ...

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Fake folders - how Brompton and Strida tackle the copiers

Fake folders - how Brompton and Strida tackle the copiers

There are many more fake Strida folding bikes in circulation than real ones, says the bike's designer Mark Sanders. The fakes are not made to high standards, he adds. Aliexpress and ...

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"They're just bits of plastic" - why cyclists buy fake Oakleys

"They're just bits of plastic" - why cyclists buy fake Oakleys

Oakley Radarlock sunglasses retail for £175. An almost identical pair - but fake - can be bought online for £20, shipped. Fake Oakleys are so common they are known as "Foakleys," ...

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Sham chamois - never mind the quality, feel the width

Sham chamois - never mind the quality, feel the width

RAPHA Simon Mottram, CEO and founder

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Moles, meet the molecatchers - officialdom takes on the counterfeiters

Moles, meet the molecatchers - officialdom takes on the counterfeiters

With the bulk made in China, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition estimates the global value of counterfeit goods at $1.77 trillion. Seven percent of the world's total trade is counterfeit in nature, ...

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Don't mess with the mafia - is it dangerous to expose the fakers?

Don't mess with the mafia - is it dangerous to expose the fakers?

"Don't name me - it could be life-threatening; we're really talking mafia behind the counterfeiting." That was the request and claim from one of the bike industry executives BikeBiz spoke to ...

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On your marques - what can manufacturers do to foil the fakers?

On your marques - what can manufacturers do to foil the fakers?

As well of employing in-house anti-counterfeit investigators such as Andrew Love at Specialized, or external take-down specialists such as Convey's Michele Provera, bike- and parts-manufacturers could use monitoring services such as ...

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