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December 7, 2012

Museum of Counterfeit Goods Featured in the Legal Tribune Online

Legal Tribune Online

After a recent visit to the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods by representatives from the Legal Tribune Online, a German online newspaper covering issues of the law and the legal profession, the museum was featured in a detailed article, “From UHU Glue to the Mercedes Logo.”

The articles describes the range of products displayed in the museum, provides a detailed analysis of the counterfeit goods market in Thailand, and analyzes how intellectual property rights holders fight the battle against infringers. The article is based on an interview with James Evans, consultant in the intellectual property department at Tilleke & Gibbins, and specifically quotes his explanation on how counterfeit goods not only affect brand owners in terms of profits and brand image, but can also be dangerous for consumers when drugs and foods are counterfeited without the knowledge of the consumer. James also explains how brand owners take action and identify their infringers, how law firms coordinate with the police, and how the museum is essentially intended to raise awareness among consumers.

To read the full article (in German), please click on the link below.