NFL Draft Overnight Best Since '14 Philadelphia Sets New Bar For NFL Draft CAA Leads Agencies With 9 First Round NFL Picks Adams, Davis Make Fashion Statements At Draft NFL Creates New Exec Replay Position Raiders Raise Eyebrows With Conley Pick Manfred Still Confident In ESPN's MLB Coverage Bills Coach Sean McDermott Calling The Shots Nike, Under Armour, Adidas Not Interested In Lonzo Ball Sens Don't Sell Out Second-Round Opener
Upcoming Conferences and Events
May 31 - Jun 1
SBD/24/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
CAPS PUTS ITS EFFORTS TOWARD ENDING COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE
Published October 24, 1997
Counterfeit merchandise within the sports industry is examined by Roger Thurow of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos (CAPS), was formed in '92 as a joint effort between Collegiate Licensing Co. and its schools, the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL and apparel maker Starter. In using a network of investigators across the U.S. who "prowl flea markets, investigate suspicious shipments at customs ports and scour parking lots before big games," CAPS raids have seized $70M worth of counterfeit product and production equipment since the organization's inception. But counterfeiting "is so endemic," that CAPS and others are "far behind in the score," as "about" $1B worth of counterfeit sports products hit the market each year (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/24). BULL-MARKET: In Chicago, Fred Mitchell writes "perhaps the NBA should expand its surveillance of non-licensed merchandise overseas." Former Chicago Tribune columnist Dorothy Collin, who recently returned from a month in the Baltics and Russia: "I was gone 30 days and 28 of those days I saw someone wearing a Bulls cap or jacket. They were not Americans. And they were not licensed NBA clothing. I was told by our guide that the kids in Russia like the red bull on the cap" (Fred Mitchell, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/24).