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Protect-ing Product and Know-how Protection

Technologies and services for product protection
The VDMA working group is an industry network of vendors, suppliers, service providers and consultants in product and know-how protection technologies. Along the entire value chain, technologies are used to identify and protect products and processes at risk. The working group informs and educates affected industry sectors. It presents courses of action to win the fight against product piracy and loss of know-how. Epyxs covers following areas of expertise within the working group:

Product marking and product protection
Marking technologies are used to create visible or invisible security features that protect products from counterfeiting and allow the proof of their authenticity.

Detection and authentication of protected products
Devices and systems that detect and check security features to prove product authenticity.


ConImit Contra Imitatio

Innovations platform and experts network against product piracy
In early 2008, BMBF has started the announcement "Innovation against product piracy". Ten research projects confine the risk of piracy with innovative, technical protection measures. In addition to these research projects, the cross-cutting project "ConImit" was started. Objective of ConImit is to increase the impact and broad the effect of these research projects and to promote the application of protection measures against product piracy in the capital goods industry.

Provide information about product safety
The online platform conimit.de sensitizes the public to the issue of product piracy and provides information about possibilities of protection. Registered users are informed about the latest developments on product safety and upcoming events with newsletters. A catalog, which currently contains about 80 individual protection measures, offers a compact representation of possibilities for companies to proactively protect themselves against product piracy. Every measure is briefly described and instructions in Terms how to applicate them are given as well. The registration is free of charge.

Connecting people
A database of experts offers competent cooperation partners to affected and threatened
companies which help to address product piracy effectively with company-specific
protection concepts. Thus, the online platform ConImit has become a central contact
point for companies which are looking for support in the fight against product piracy.