The jury met on January 16, 2016. Three main prizes, two special prizes and five distinctions
(equal in rank) were awarded; total entities: 40.
Image rights: Action Plagiarius
Photos: left: original, right: plagiarism
In order not to intervene in current judicial procedures, the prize is being suspended until the final adjudication.
Left Original: Niederhoff & Dellenbusch GmbH & Co. KG, Heiligenhaus, Germany
Right Plagiarism: Steinbach & Vollmann GmbH & Co. KG, Heiligenhaus, Germany
Left Originals: TESCOMA s.r.o., Zlin, The Czech Republic
Right Plagiarisms: Manufacture: PR China
Distribution: DOBRY s.r.o., The Czech Republic
Five “distinctions” (equal in rank) were awarded:
Left Original: Licht im Raum Dinnebier GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany; Design: Daniel Klages
Right Plagiarism: Manufacturer: Zhongshan Henglan Marsden Lighting Co. Ltd., Guangdong, PR China
Distribution: the plagiarisms are being offered by diverse vendors via Alibaba and AliExpress, indicated as „Stilio-Chandelier“ and „Johannes Dinnebier Design“
Discovered: Event Gastronomy in Germany (via facebook)
Left Original: Dyson Ltd., Malmesbury, Great Britain / Dyson GmbH, Cologne, Germany
Right Plagiarism: Manufacture: PR China
Distribution: Germany, online-vendor, name unknown
Left Originals: formpartner UG (limited liability), Hannover, Germany
Right Plagiarisms: Hebei Huaxing Felt Co., Ltd., Hebei, PR China
Left Original: haug bürsten KG, Königsbrunn, Germany
Right Plagiarism: Hangzhou Gonglian Import and Export Corp., Ltd., Hangzhou, PR China
Distribution: Germany, Shop for remnants
Left Original: Tupperware Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Right Plagiarism: Manufacture and Export: PR China
Distribution: Via preliminary injunction a German trading firm was prohibited to offer or distribute the plagiarisms; the trading firm has withdrawn remainder of stock from the market – the plagiarisms were destroyed.
Two Special Prizes were awarded:
Left Original: engelbert strauss GmbH & Co. KG, Biebergemünd, Germany
Right Falsification: Distribution: Germany, flea market vendor, name unknown
Left Originals: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach, Germany
Right Falsifications: Export: Yakang Bearing Supplies Co., Ltd., Beijing, PR China
Distribution: A German trading firm has ordered FAG- and INA Rolling Bearings from Yakang in good faith and resold them. A custom’s seizure and a following preliminary injunction revealed the products as counterfeits. The trading firm agreed to destroy the fakes and offered its apologies to Schaeffler.
Each year the jury is put together individually with specialists from diverse sectors. The following persons formed this years' jury:more