*Update: UL introduces UL2272 to support retailers and manufacturers by offering electrical and fire-safety testing and certification - Electrical Systems for Self-Balancing Scooters. This new standard evaluates the safety of the electrical drive train sy (more...)
The definitive shape of the Lego bricks, with the inner tubes, was patented by the Lego Group in 1958. Several competitors and counterfeiters have attempted to take advantage of Lego's popularity by producing blocks of similar dimensions, and advertising (more...)
Rubik's Cube(R) is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980, and won the German Game (more...)
Popular items and film characters are often the driving force for counterfeiters to create counterfeit products. The wildly popular Despicable Me film characters are no exception.
Counterfeit products bearing the trademarked Despicable Me characters, inc (more...)
Hello Kitty is the fictional female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. Formally in Japanese, "Hello Kitty" refers to the group of related characters, while the main character herself is k (more...)
Recently, we discovered that there are counterfeit products of the Hot Toys Wolverine Collectible Figure from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie in the market. The figures are believed to have originated mainly from Vietnam.
The genuine and counterfeit (more...)
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years.
Seizures of counterfeit Barbie dolls by US Custom (more...)
Aug 21, 2012 -- US Customs seizes children's lunch bags with various children's characters such as Spiderman and Cars.
CBP import specialists determined that these lunch bags violated several different trademarks and corporate logos. These items were of (more...)