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Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together Counterfeit Busting 101 CSA 2012 Annual Conference Monday, June 11, 2012 Quebec City, Quebec 1 Presented by Lorne M. Lipkus of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP Barristers & Solicitors 65 Granby Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1H8 Tel: Fax:
27 Fake Wine Discovered At LCBO Prompts Police Probe -The Toronto Star, March 18, 2011 “It was awful. It tasted like homemade wine,” said Campbell, who wasn’t surprised that fraudsters targeted the Negrar, which retails for $ “They’ve been in business for decades, and Schiralli has represented them for 40 years. They were hurt, puzzled, devastated. They couldn’t believe that someone had done this,” said Campbell. A staff member of Campbell’s tried the fake stuff after buying it at an LCBO store and immediately noticed something was wrong. At left is a fake bottle of 2006 Negrar Amarone Classico. The legitimate one is on the right.
38 Counterfeit Goods and Their Potential Financing of International Terrorism Zachary A. Pollinger Harvard University 38 “An example of one such statistic [links between counterfeiting and terrorism] is Interpol’s 2004 seizure of $1.2 million worth of counterfeit German brake pads. Later investigations of the products revealed that their proceeds were earmarked for supporters of the Lebanese terror organization Hizbollah. According to Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, “Linking the Hizbollah to counterfeit brake parts shows not only the link between terrorist financing and intellectual property crime, but also how intellectual property crime is not a victimless one – the potential danger to the public from this sort of criminal activity is too serious for governments and law enforcement to ignore.” “More specious connections to Hizbollah have been reported with counterfeiters based in Los Angeles County. Authorities have found case specific evidence of these connections (in the form of Hizbollah flags, tattoos, and pamphlets) in the homes and on the persons of numerous convicted counterfeiters.”
39 Counterfeit Goods and Their Potential Financing of International Terrorism (continued) Zachary A. Pollinger Harvard University 39 “Interpol has found that Chechen rebels fund their operations through the sale of pirated CDs and that paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland fund their operations by counterfeiting DVDs. Even Al Qaeda has been linked to the counterfeit industry through the sales of fake perfumes and shampoos.” “Finally, according to New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly, the sale of pirated CDs was responsible for funding the 2004 bombing of a Madrid train – an incident that resulted in the deaths of 191 people.” “The reason that terrorist organizations would fund themselves through counterfeiting is simple: fast, easy, plentiful cash. Counterfeiting and piracy are extremely easy industries to enter and would help terrorists maintain a certain level of anonymity. In addition, the profits from counterfeit sales significantly outweigh those of other illegal products. While the sales of cocaine might yield an entrepreneurial criminal a 100% profit margin, sales of pirated Windows software would earn a savvy counterfeiter profits of up to 900%”
Copyright Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP40 Anti-Counterfeiting Organizations National & International
41 The Certification Industry Against Counterfeiting (CIAC) is an international network of certification organizations committed to stopping the worldwide proliferation of products bearing counterfeit certification marks that may endanger public health and safety. In addition to essential enforcement, CIAC and INTERPOL recognize the need for a strong educational program related to anti-counterfeiting and the importance of third party independent certification. CIAC's mission will include a comprehensive focus on education programs for the public, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, law enforcement and other government agencies.
CIPC Canadian Intellectual Property Council is a Canadian business coalition designed to provide a central voice to press for stronger intellectual property protection both in Canada and worldwide. CIPC’s main objectives are to ensure that the Canadian government provides the necessary resources to create the right environment for an innovative economy to flourish in Canada and fight the rampant counterfeiting and piracy of intellectual property. CIPC will lobby the government and push for these changes, together with our international counterparts, to fight for intellectual property protection worldwide and produce comprehensive reports on IP trends, and better measure the impacts of counterfeiting and piracy 42
Copyright Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP43 Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network Mission Statement: To dramatically reduce the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of counterfeit and pirated products in Canada through public education, training of law enforcement and lobbying for legislative change and increased financial and human resources to combat the problem.
IACC The IACC is the largest multinational organization representing exclusively the interests of companies concerned with product counterfeiting and copyright piracy. 44