Nothing can stand in the way of new Swiss Made legislation that will come into force on January 1st 2017, after the Swiss Parliament's lower house rejected a motion to postpone. A victory in the eyes of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
Three years ago in these same columns (Revue FH) we reported on efforts by officers of the Guardia di Finanza to curb counterfeiting in Tuscany. The region of Florence is well known beyond Italy’s borders for its rich manufacturing heritage, handed down from the Middle Ages.
The American customs administration and the FH are collaborating closely to curb unlawful use of the Swiss made label.
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Counterfeit Swiss watches represent an annual shortfall in revenue of one billion Swiss francs, the equivalent of a thousand jobs. Last year, a million fake watches were seized following action by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Buyers face heavy penalties.
Held March 22nd in Lausanne under the aegis of STOP PIRACY, Swiss Day Against Counterfeiting brought a timely reminder of the damage caused by counterfeiting and alerted end consumers to the consequences of their act.
In the vanguard of an anti-counterfeiting operation, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) plunges into the narrow streets of old Dubai, accompanied by the city’s police.
To combat online counterfeiters the FH has developed an ultra high-performance monitoring system designed for the watch industry but for other sectors as well.
Are you familiar with the websites replicahause.com, fakesale.com, replica2u.com or watcheswell.com? No? Allow me to introduce you to them.
To coincide with Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day which will take place on 22 March 2013, theorganisers are launching a short film competition open to the public on the theme “United againstPiracy”. The winners of the Jury Prize and Public Prize will be presented with a genuine prestigewatch.