Illicit Trade on 7th August reported that German luxury carmaker Porsche confiscated more than 200,000 counterfeit items bearing it branding last year, in a crackdown on manufacturers and sellers of fake Porsche products. As well as things like airbags and brake discs, items seized as part of the crackdown included merchandise such as clothing and posters featuring the company’s branding, as well erectile dysfunction tablets shaped like the Porsche logo. The company noted that some 80% of all counterfeit products bearing its branding are manufactured in China, where they are sometimes made in small domestic workshops and even in family homes.
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