Counterfeiting is termed as crime of 21st century. It is a global menace affecting almost all sectors, heavily bleeding the global economy, society and consumers at large. The Counterfeit News Repository (CNR) is an initiative of Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) providing a record of incidents of counterfeiting, theft and illegal diversion of products worldwide. The CNR will provide a platform for academia, brand owners, government authorities to deepen their research on counterfeiting activities, modus operandi, behavior of counterfeiters, trends and analysis. It will also help policymakers in preparation of their strategy in fighting this crime.
The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is a self-regulated, non-profit organization of authentication solution providers. Formed in 1998 with the objective to curb counterfeit product in various sector, it is the only association of its type in the world primarily focused on the adoption and advancement of authentication technology and solutions for brand, revenue and document protection.