Each year, the negative award Plagiarius ‘honours’ the most brazen counterfeits. We reveal which counterfeit products have made the top 10!
The globalisation of online retail trading and inadequate consumer information have fuelled the thriving trade in counterfeit products, which sadly fly off the shelves. Counterfeiters don’t care what type of product it is. The main thing is that they can make a profit. It is precisely this that the Plagiarius Award aims to highlight.
This year, first prize goes to: a dog lead. Yes, even dogs’ accessories fall victim to counterfeiters. Second and third place go to a premium office chair and a pressure gauge. This is followed by seven runners-up, all ranked equally, which include a thermal flask, a bomber jacket and a nutcracker.
See the ‘winning’ products here: Plagiarius Award Winners 2017