City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched an awareness campaign today which warns the public that "there’s more at stake when it’s a fake."
Read more in the BikeBiz "Faking It" series
Image search software, but for complex 3D shapes, such as TT frame designs.
Accused of being a marketplace for counterfeits, Alibaba is back on the watch list
Inside the shady world of counterfeit bikes, clothing and parts.
The industry has responded positively to the 25,000-word Faking It series we released at the weekend.
Who is making fake carbon frames: a "third-shift", back-street workshops, or "the same factories that make for the big brands"?
Chinese websites and apps offer "factory-direct" prices for big-brand carbon bikes and parts. Too good to be true?
Some roadies proudly ride fake Pinarellos, but how good are the "Chinarellos", and are they actually made in the same factory as the real thing?
Some fake frames and counterfeit parts are built tough; some aren't. How can you tell which are which?
People who buy fake frames, bike parts and cycle clothing may think they're getting a bargain, but is it a Faustian one?
What's real? What's fake? A crash course in Platonic idealism with Professor Steven Kyffin.
Bicycles have been faked since 1817.
Andrew Love is Specialized's in-house IP investigator.
Preventing Chinese factories from churning out counterfeit goods, and merchants from selling them is a tale of take-downs and sanctions.
Put a lid on it, just not a fake one.
Counterfeiters don't just target carbon frames they also make fake steel and aluminium folding-bikes.
Of all the counterfeit cycle products available the most ubiquitous are Oakley sunglasses - fake Oaks are known as "Foakleys."
BikeBiz asked apparel companies to share their views on counterfeit cycle clothing.