Backgrounder

The A‐CAPPP Product Counterfeiting Incident Database: a resource for advancing research and policy

Wilson, J. M., & Heinonen, J. A. (2010). The A-CAPPP Product Counterfeiting Incident Database: a resource for advancing research and policy. The creation of a national product counterfeiting incident database allows researchers a unique opportunity to generate evidence-based anti-counterfeiting strategy through the analysis of data and evidence. Integrating the tenets of crime prevention theory and problem analysis, it employs …

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Product counterfeiting in Michigan: articulating and mitigating the risk

Wilson, J. M. (2010). Product counterfeiting in Michigan: articulating and mitigating the risk. Product counterfeiting in Michigan reflects a growing, global problem, with any trademarked product vulnerable to intellectual property rights violations. Lacking empirical data on counterfeiting crimes, insights into them remain limited. State policymakers tasked with a local response require evidence-based research to assess the risk of …

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Product counterfeiting in Australia

Spink, J. (2010). Product counterfeiting in Australia. Australia faces the same product counterfeiting challenges as the rest of the world. The problem is extremely varied, quickly evolves, is often hard to detect, and provides great challenges in data gathering. Though much of the counterfeit products are manufactured in Asian countries, there is a sizeable amount produced within Australia, with …

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Pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the US: differentiating dimensions of the risk

Heinonen, J. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2011). Pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the US: differentiating dimensions of the risk. The creation of a product counterfeiting database highlights variation in known incidents of counterfeit pharmaceuticals across several important dimensions. By understanding how these incidents differ, researchers can provide empirical insights into the problem, develop evidence-based anti-counterfeit strategy and promote awareness …

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The health and economic effects of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Africa

Wilson, J. M., & Fenoff, R. (2011). The health and economic effects of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Africa. Pharmaceutical counterfeiting in Africa remains a serious threat to quality health care and the African economy. An impairment to public health, counterfeit pharmaceuticals used to combat malaria and tuberculosis have been blamed for up to 700,000 deaths in Africa each year. …

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Counterfeit parts in the U.S. Department of Defense supply chain

Sullivan, B. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2016). Counterfeit parts in the U.S. Department of Defense supply chain. Counterfeits in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain threaten national security by compromising critical military operations and placing the lives of military service members at risk. These counterfeits are difficult to identify and are reported …

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Product counterfeiting in Michigan and the expectations and priorities for state and local law enforcement: assessing the awareness of and response to the problem

Spink, J., & Heinonen, J. A. (2012). Product counterfeiting in Michigan and the expectations and priorities for state and local law enforcement: assessing the awareness of and response to the problem. The crime of product counterfeiting is growing in scope, scale, and threat. These threats impact Michigan residents, as they do others throughout the U.S. and the …

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Victims and reporting of counterfeit products on-line: evidence from complaint data

Heinonen, J., Holt, T., & Wilson, J. M. (2013). Victims and reporting of counterfeit products on-line: evidence from complaint data. The growing pace of e-commerce has facilitated the sale and distribution of counterfeit products. Yet little remains known about victims of counterfeit products sold on-line. We use 2009 and 2010 complainant data from the Internet Crime …

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The use of cues in the consumer product authentication process

Fejes, Z. L. & Wilson, J.M. (2013). The use of cues in the consumer product authentication process. The proliferation of counterfeit goods has made product authentication increasingly important, with consumers and end users playing greater roles in the authentication process. Determining the degree to which infringing products can deceive customers is crucial for assessing the …

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Anti-counterfeit strategy for brand owners

Wilson, J.W. & Kinghorn, R. (2013). Anti-counterfeit strategy for brand owners. There are many approaches brand owners can take to prevent and respond to product counterfeits. This Backgrounder outlines a strategic approach whereby brand owners consider product counterfeits as a fundamental risk to the brand, and brand protection as an integral component of the larger …

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