I was not familiar with the Plagiarius Competition until Dr.Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, sent me information on this annual competition to stigmatise those who infringe on other’s intellectual property. Here is how the competition describes itself:
Initiated...back in 1977..., the negative award "Plagiarius" serves to inform the public about the problem of fakes and plagiarism and the negative impact they have on not only the economy as a whole, but also on small companies and designers...The award is given to those companies that the jury has found guilty of making "the most flagrant" design imitations.
It appears to be effective. After receiving the award, some of the copiers came to terms with their accusers? And let’s face it; it has to be satisfying to be affirmed by an unbiased panel of judges.
Knock-offs are a constant concern, particularly in the toy industry. If you feel that you and your business have been infringed upon by another company, you can find a Plagiarius application by clicking here.