Counterfeit Gowns

Sen. Menendez Cracks Down On Counterfeit Wedding And Prom Gowns Entering US

CALDWELL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is proposing legislation to beef up customs enforcement to curb the flow of counterfeit gowns into the country. An estimated 700,000 counterfeit bridal and prom dresses make their way into the country each year, costing U.S. shops over $1 billion a year, Menendez said. “They’re losing business because the Chinese and…

Counterfeit Gowns

Say Yes To The Dress, But No To The Fake

  Christine Stachurski said yes to the dress – and then the dress turned out to be a fake. “You get this thing in the back of your mind that says it’s probably too good to be true and I should have listened to it,” says Stachurski, 37, of Fontana, California. The bride-to-be, who is…

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Knockoffs Hurt Firms, Workers and Customers

About 50,000 New Jersey brides will wed this year, spending roughly $2.1 billion on their weddings. That’s equivalent to the size of the entire economy of the Cayman Islands. Most in the wedding industry are professionals dedicated to helping brides and grooms enjoy their big day. But like any business, there’s also a smattering of…

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Wedding Dresses Online: Here Comes the Fakes

  Click on the picture for the full video!    Every year, more than 600,000 fake wedding dresses are bought online. Brides think they’re getting the real deal for the big day, but what they’re getting is a big fake. It happened to Aiste Ray. In an ABC investigation in 2011, she said she found …

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Scammers Target Prom-Goers With Fake Designer Dresses

Click on the picture to view the Today video! A new warning for high school girls and their parents: With prom coming up, there are scammers targeting teens, and ruining their big night. We’ve told you about scam artists selling fake electronics, handbags… the list goes on. Now these scammers are targeting the prom, fooling teeange…

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New EU Law Clamps Down On Fake Goods

  Click on the picture to view the BBC News video!    A change in European law means that customs now have the right to seize and destroy fake goods bought from outside Europe. The BBC’s Dominic Laurie spoke with is Steve Kuncewicz, an intellectual property lawyer, to discuss the implications of this change in…