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# counterfeiting - Thursday 22 December, 2016

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas

When consumer sentiment goes up, so does the appetite for knock-offs.

# counterfeiting - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Iran repeats offer to help US find missing ex-FBI agent

The former agent disappeared six years ago while reportedly investigating cigarette counterfeiting in the region.

# counterfeiting - Friday 4 May, 2012

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

# counterfeiting - Thursday 5 April, 2012

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

# counterfeiting - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

# counterfeiting - Monday 30 January, 2012

Interceptions of counterfeit notes down almost a third in 2011

The number of occasions on which counterfeit notes were seized fell last year. How can you tell a note is genuine?

# counterfeiting - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has come under fire after suggestions it could limit online freedoms.

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law

Junior minister Seán Sherlock says he will participate in a full debate on the plans for a controversial Statutory Instrument.

# counterfeiting - Monday 23 January, 2012

Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack

Hackers from the ‘Polish Underground’ movement attack government websites, prompting an emergency cabinet meeting.