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Useful Reference Material

The following links provide free-to-access electronic copies of useful material or instructions for ordering material, some of which may be chargeable.

2013: Counterfeit Electronic Component Detection & Avoidance
Webinar  University of Maryland CALCE Center
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Available on demand subject to registration 

2015 Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union
Report  Europol and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
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Free to download 

A practical guide to copyright enforcement for Trading Standards professionals
Publication  Alliance for IP - April 2007
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Free to download 

ACI ECA Pocket Guide to Cable Purchasing
Guidebook  Approved Cables Initiative
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Free to download 

Advanced Detection of Counterfeit Electronics (ADEC)
Presentation  Nokomis Inc - 24 June 2014
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Free to download 

Anti counterfeit, brand protection & tamper evident solutions
Report  James Bevan and Jeremy Plimmer
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Download table of contents free of charge, full report available to purchase 

Anti Counterfeit, Brand Protection & Tamper Evident Solutions - Companies & Technologies
Report  Vandagraf International - 7 November 2014
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Chargeable but table of contents available on request to info@vanadagraf.com 

Anti-Counterfeit Cartridges
Guidance  Brother Ireland
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Useful online tool to verify the provenance of Brother printer cartridges 

Anti-counterfeiting 2016 – A Global Guide
Report  World Trademark Review
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Free to view online 

Anti-Counterfeiting Guide archive
Reports  World Trademark Review
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Free to view online guides from previous years 

Authorized source directory
Publication  the SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) Anti-Counterfeit Task Force
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Best Practices for Brand Protection and Effective Enforcement in China
White paper  MarkMonitor - 2 July 2014
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Free to download subject to registration 

Best Practices in the Fight against Global Counterfeiting
Guide  American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - 16 May 2011
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Free to download pdf 

Business guidance on changes to the law on designs
Guidance document  Intellectual Property Office - 2 July 2014
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Free to download 

Characterizing Transboundary Flows of Used Electronics: Summary Report
Report  Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 20 January 2012
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Free to download 

ChipCheck: Inspection of Counterfeit Components Guide
CD-ROM  SMART Group
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Free to download 

Confronting coding challenges in the cable and wire industries
White paper  Domino Printing Sciences
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Free to download 

Counterfeit and non-compliant communications cable - what you need to know
Presentation  Communication Cable & Connectivity Association - 10 July 2014
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Counterfeit and Substandard Semiconductors: The Solution to the Threats
Paper  Rochester Electronics - September 2011
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Free to download 

Counterfeit Awareness Event
Presentations  UK Ministry of Defence - 7 July 2016
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Free to download 

Counterfeit capacitors in the supply chain
Paper  Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
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Available to purchase 

Counterfeit Components - Assessment Methodology and Metric Development
Various online resources  INEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) - 15 October 2013
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Free to view video, documents, presentations and other resources 

Counterfeit Components Infographic
Infographic  Venkel Ltd
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Free to download 

Counterfeit detection and avoidance
Presentation  M Tehranipoor, University of Connecticut - 24 September 2014
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Free to download 

Counterfeit Electronic Components in the U.S. Supply Chain
Report summary  Rochester Electronics - June 2012
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Free to download 

Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains
Book  Kirsten M Koepsel, SAE International
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Available for purchase 

Counterfeit Electronic Parts, a Spotlight on Design™ Video
Video  SAE International
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Available for purchase 

Counterfeit Integrated Circuits: A Rising Threat in the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain
Paper  IEEE - 1 August 2014
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Free to download 

Counterfeit Parts in Aerospace Manufacturing
Webinar  NSF International
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Register to download the webinar 

Counterfeit Parts in Defence Purchases: Implications of New U.S Rules for India's Defence Management
Paper  Sandeep Verma, Unique Identification Authority of India - 2 June 2014
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Free to download 

Counterfeit Parts: Increasing Awareness and Developing Countermeasures
Report  Aerospace Indiustries Association - 1 March 2011
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Free to download pdf 

Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: U.S. Perspective
Paperback  Sherri L Schornstein, Author
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Available to purchase from any good bookshop or online 

Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, 2014 ed.
Book  Legal Solutions
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Available to buy outright or on monthly contract 

Cyber Deterrence Report
Report  US Department of Defense, Defense Science Board - 1 February 2017
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Available to download free of charge 

Development of a Methodology to Determine Risk of Counterfeit Use
Paper  iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)
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Free to download 

EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2017
Report  Europol
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Available to download free of charge 

Frequently asked questions for DNA marking
MS Word Document  Defense Logistics Agency
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Available to download fee of charge 

Glossary of International Customs Terms
Publication  International Customs Organization
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Thirty page document available to download free of charge 

Guide to Using Customs to Protect Your IPR in China
Guide  China IPR SME Helpdesk
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Free to download 

Hewlett Packard Anti-Counterfeit - Printer Cartridges
Web pages  Hewlett Packard
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How to identify genuine cartridges and a facility to report counterfeits 

IAQG 9100 - 2016 Revision: Key Changes
Presentation  SAE International
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Free to download 

IECQ Counterfeit Avoidance Programme: Leading the way in counterfeit electronic component avoidance
Brochure  International Electrotechnical Commission
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Explains how organisations can obtain an IECQ CAP Certificate of Conformity 

Intellectual Property and 3D Printing – Safeguarding the future!
Report  Anti Copying in Design (ACID)
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Free to download 

IP Crime Annual Report 2012-13
Report  Intellectual Property Office, UK - 29 July 2013
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Downloadable free of charge - references to electronics on page 39 

IP Crime Annual Report 2013-14
Report  Intellectual Property Office - 10 October 2014
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Free to download 

IP Crime Annual Report 2014-15
Report  Intellectual Property Office, UK - 25 September 2015
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Free to download 

IP Crime Annual Report 2015-16
Report  Intellectual Property Office - 28 September 2016
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Free to download 

IP Crime highlight report 2013-14
Report  Intellectual Property Office - 11 June 2014
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Free to download 

IP Crime quarterly newsletter: Spring 2014
Newsletter  Intellectual Property Office - 12 June 2014
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Free to download 

IP Crime Update - Summer 2013
Newsletter  Intellectual Property Office
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Available to download free of charge 

Manual for the Completion of Applications for Action and Extension Requests
Publication  European Commission, Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union
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Free to download 

MoD Counterfeit Awareness Seminar - 10 July 2014
Presentations  MoD Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group
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Available to download 

PMMI Brand Protection and Product Traceability Report - 2016
Report  The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
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Free to download 

PRO-STD-001 Certification - A Counterfeit Component Quality Assurance Inspection course
Distance learning course  ProSkill CTG
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Contact ProSkill CTG for more details and to schedule training 

Protecting creativity, supporting innovation: IP enforcement 2020
Policy paper  UK Intellectual Property Office
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Free to download 

Protecting the Brand: Counterfeiting and Gray Markets
Book  Peter Hlavnicka, Anthony M. Keats, and Ryan Drimalla
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Available to purchase in printed form or as an e-book 

Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights, Results at the EU border - 2015
Report  European Commission, Taxation and Customs Union - 31 December 2015
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Available to view or download free of charge 

Rochester Electronics Lead the Industry in the Campaign against Counterfeit Components
Guidance document  Rochester Electronics - 19 November 2014
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Free to download 

Rochester Electronics’ Extension-of-Life Solutions: Not Just Replacement Parts
White paper  Rochester Electronics - 1 July 2011
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Free to download 

SD-22 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Guidebook
Guidebook  U.S Department of Defense - 8 May 2014
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Viewable online or downloadable pdf free of charge 

Spot A Fake
Webinar  AERI
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Register free of charge for the next webinar 

Supply Chain Management Handbook
Publication  IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group)
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Free to download  

Supply Chain Toolkit 2011
Publication  Intellectual Property Office, UK - November 2011
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Updated version 

The 'Blue Guide' on the implementation of EU product rules 2016
Guide  European Commission - 26 July 2016
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Free to download 

The Cost of Counterfeit Semiconductors to the Electronics Industry
White paper  Rochester Electronics - 8 June 2011
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Free to download 

The dangerous world of counterfeit and pirated software
White paper  IDC - 1 December 2013
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Free to download 

The economic cost of IPR infringement in the smartphones sector
Report  European Union Intellectual Property Office
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Free to download 

The economic impact of counterfeiting and piracy - executive summary
Publication  OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) - June 2008
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The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy
Report  INTA and BASCAP
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Available to download free of charge 

The Safe Shoppers Guide
Publication  Electrical Safety Council, UK
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This useful guide is available as a web page and downloadable on pdf format 

Trade Marks: Essential Reading
Booklet  Intellectual Property Office - May 2010
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Free to download 

WCO Annual Reports
Reports  WCO (World Customs Organization)
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View or download free of charge the current report and archived reports 

What is the electronics industry doing about the threat of counterfeit components?
Guidebook  Wayne Lam, ITRI Labs - 20 November 2014
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Free to download subject to registration 

Where are your bearings coming from?
Brochure  SKF Bearings
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Free to download 

Why a counterfeit risk avoidance strategy fails
Report  Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, George Washington University
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Available to purchase at 

Winning the Battle Against Counterfeit Semiconductor Products
Report  Semiconductor Industry Association - 28 August 2013
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Downloadable pdf 

World Anti-Counterfeit Electronics and Automobiles Packaging - Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2020
Report  Allied Market Research - 30 June 2015
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Available for purchase