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Plagiarius Competition – Wanted: Most Brazen Imitations!

Plagiarius Competition 2023   –   EARLY BIRD rate until monday October 31, 2022

Closing date: November 28, 2022

Download Plagiarius Trophy & Plagiarius Prize Winners 2023

Dear entrepreneurs, creatives and inventors,

We successfully bring unscrupulous plagiarism and counterfeiting into the public eye and thus raise awareness in industry, politics, and consumers.

We increase the appreciation for intellectual property, i.e. for your innovative and creative achievements.

Submit current plagiarism cases now to the Plagiarius Competition 2023

As an entrepreneur, designer or inventor, you have the opportunity to submit your original products as well as supposed imitations and to suggest the plagiarist – be he manufacturer or dealer – as the winner of the negative award.

Before the annually changing jury of experts selects the prize winners from all submissions, the alleged imitators will be notified by us in writing of their nomination and will be given the opportunity to comment.

The high level of awareness of “Plagiarius” has regularly shown its deterrent effect over the years: The fear of public embarrassment has already led many a plagiarist to seek an agreement with the original manufacturer and, for example, to take remaining stocks from the market, sign a cease-and-desist declaration or disclose suppliers.

“The awarding of Plagiarius has led the Asian imitator to stop the sale of the fakes and apologize to us. This saved WIKA further legal prosecution and the associated time and above all costs!”    Ulrich Demuth, Head of Patent & Brands, WIKA SE Klingenberg

The award ceremony will take place during a press conference at the Frankfurt “Ambiente” Trade Fair. During the show (February 03-07, 2023), all submitted originals and plagiarisms are to be exhibited in a prominent location. Afterwards, the award-winning products will be presented to a broad public online and at Plagiarius exhibitions.

To be submitted:

– The original product

– The alleged plagiarism

– The completed registration form

– Correspondence with the plagiarist, if any

– Copies of registered industrial property rights, if applied for

– If necessary, further background information that could be helpful to the jury (short/precise)

– If necessary, comparison of original / plagiarism (text, photos, video) – please no advertising for the original product

Early bird rate: for all registrations until October 31, 2022

Closing date: November 25, 2022

The registration form including the conditions of participation and information on data processing can be downloaded from under the heading “Competition“.

For questions please contact Christine Lacroix, phone +49(0)7308 / 922 422 or e-mail [email protected].

Plagiarism and forgery are neither a compliment nor a harmless trivial offence.

Therefore: Submit your current, particularly brazen plagiarism cases to us now!

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