10% of perfumes and cosmetics and 11% of clothing and footwear bought by consumers are fakes - as a result, brand owners in these sectors are losing around 7.2% and 3.2% of potential annual revenue respectively.
More than 600 helicopters sold to US civilians and NATO were equipped with counterfeit parts.
The FDA recalled $7 million worth of specialist pumps used during open heart surgery, after it discovered trhey contained malfunctioning counterfeit parts.
Globally in the region of 6% of drugs are thought to be fake, the figure is 80% in some less developed countries.
Passing off – web-sites that deliberately pretend to be a specific legitimate company
in order to commercially gain through trading on that company’s name. Such web-sites
commonly use copyrighted text and images – including logos – of the company that they are
pretending to be.