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Mobile Authentication for Governments

Posted by Mark Turnage

Jul 22, 2013 11:09:13 AM

An exciting development for OpSec is the use of mobile authentication platforms for governments. An example of that would be one of our very first clients, where we developed a mobile authentication solution for a government that provided excise stamps.

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Topics: Mobile Authentication, Government

Consumers Help Us Fight Counterfeiters

Posted by Mecky Imkamp

Jul 2, 2013 4:01:00 PM

Why is it that we at OpSec Security monitor user opinions connected to purchases and vendors? Because today's customers are speaking out when they come across fraudsters. And there is a lot to be gained from this intelligence. 

As much as consumers increasingly engage in detecting counterfeits by verifying the products through our security labels, they also help us in the fight against counterfeiting on the Internet. 

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Online Brand Protection

Set Your Company up to Fight Fakes

Posted by Alex Vercelloni

Jun 26, 2013 1:30:24 PM

I’ve always had a passion for fashion and, being based in Italy, I’m afforded the opportunity see firsthand the creations of the greatest designers in the world on a regular basis. However, every new color, form, design and fashion show inspires not only the fashion world at-large, but also the underground world of counterfeits. Walk around in any major city and you’ll see stalls upon stalls of knock-off designs created to mirror the real thing – and the problem is even greater online.

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3D printing – the new challenge in anti-counterfeiting

Posted by Mecky Imkamp

Jun 24, 2013 11:45:46 AM

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The IPR status around the world

Posted by Mecky Imkamp

Jun 5, 2013 12:14:00 PM

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) this month published its Special 301 Report. The USTR is responsible for developing and coordinating US international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.

We at OpSec summarized the key findings of this report to give you an overview of the IPR status in selected countries.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Piracy, Intellectual Property

Why Entertainment Licensing is The Toughest Gig in Show Business

Posted by Bill Patterson

Jun 3, 2013 11:44:00 AM

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What is a brand’s return on investment for its licensing program? In most cases, there are virtually no hard costs for the licensor: the brand merely grants authority to various licensees and associated vendors to execute on a licensing agreement, and the brand receives a percentage of the generated revenue in exchange. In other words, the brand achieves revenue after expending virtually no up-front costs. So, while the ROI can’t be quantified in normal terms, it’s clearly an attractive result even if the program generates only modest revenue..

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Emerging Technologies in Transaction Card Security

Posted by Scott Magnacca

May 22, 2013 12:44:00 PM

OpSec Security exhibited at the Cartes Secure Connexions event from April 23-25 in Las Vegas, NV. This Cartes event is one of three held each year, along with Cartes Hong Kong in April, and Cartes Paris in November. Each show is unique, and represents the current trends in the transaction card industry. Cartes Hong Kong focused primarily on mobile payment technologies and the electronics embedded in new payment and access control cards. Some of these electronics include chips for both contact and contactless applications in banking and identity.

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Topics: Transaction Cards

Can Mobile Phones Fight Counterfeiting

Posted by Mark Turnage

May 21, 2013 11:44:00 AM

 

I'm Mark Turnage, and I want to talk about one of the most exciting developments in OpSec today, and that's the area of mobile authentication platforms.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Product Authentication

How a Hangtag can Save Your Sports League’s Gear

Posted by Bill Patterson

Apr 29, 2013 9:58:00 PM

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I’ve always been a hardcore Baltimore-based sports fan, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when the Ravens played against the 49ers in this year’s Super Bowl. Yet, for all my excitement, I still cringed when I attended the game and could easily spot the difference between the officially sanctioned memorabilia and those items that weren’t.

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Topics: Licensing and Entertainment

Can Mobile Phones and Transaction Cards Co-Exist?

Posted by Scott Magnacca

Apr 1, 2013 9:54:00 AM

By: Scott Magnacca

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OpSec Security participated in the Cartes Asia conference and exhibition in late March. Held annually in Hong Kong, this was our first appearance at the show under the OpSec banner after the acquisition last year of JDSU Holographics. One of the first things that you notice about this show is the weight given to the future of our payment system and how the use of mobile devices will provide opportunities to enhance the customer experience. While we may be used to our ability to make payments by cards in the developed world, there are still hundreds of millions of people who don't have access to the same kind of payment system we do.

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Topics: Transaction Cards

   

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