Companies are fighting hard to protect their innovations from illicit copying and brazen counterfeiters. They can put their trust in legal means to assert their intellectual property rights. This often proves too little, too late to protect themselves effectively against the threat of product pirates. Depending on the market, asserting one’s legal rights can be a slow and uncertain process.
Companies have come to rely on many types of visible markers to protect their products, including
- QR codes
- Serial numbers,
- Security labels
or any other of around 300 visible ways to mark products.
Visible product markers have the obvious advantage of simplicity on their side. However, visible markers represent no obstacle for a committed counterfeiter: Fake products are easily given often near-perfect fake markers – again blurring the distinction between what is real and what is fake.
Invisible markers represent the next level in security. Current solutions include
- Artificial DNA
- Chemical markers
- Coating particles
- Microstructure particles
- Infrared or UV pigments
Invisible product markers have the great advantage of being hidden from sight. Many established marking solutions are, however, exceedingly difficult to implement, making valid authentication a complex and costly process. Very few invisible product markets currently available in the market are genuinely safe from forgery.
We are specialists for intelligent light solutions. Many years of science and research have gone into an anti-counterfeiting solution without equal in the world market. Invisible, tamperproof, machine-readable, and forensically valid product protection has a new name: Tailor-Safe® .