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GERMENS® artfashion is a prize winner at Aktion Plagiarius e.V. 2022

Plagiarism turned up - GERMENS® shirts are being counterfeited

Press release 25.04.2022

GERMENS® artfashion is a prize winner of "Aktion Plagiarius e.V. 2022"


GERMENS® artfashion is an innovative fashion company from Chemnitz and produces exceptional artist shirts. Since 2010, the brand has been cooperating with external artists worldwide and brings unique designs to noble cotton fabrics Made in Saxony through a sophisticated production process.

GERMENS® is a small but popular fashion brand.
Men and women with the courage for individuality and also celebrities like Kai Ebel or the AMIGOS use the conspicuousness of the artist shirts for their TV and stage presence. A German/Turkish textile company wants to profit from this popularity and has copied at least 13 GERMENS® designs and put them on sale worldwide under its own brand, slightly altered in appearance. GERMENS® applied to Aktion Plagiarius e.V. and was selected by the jury as one of 8 award winners.

Plagiarius: Against brazen theft of ideas - For innovation and fair competition
On 25 April 2022, Aktion Plagiarius awarded its dreaded negative prize "Plagiarius" for the 46th time to manufacturers and traders of particularly brazen plagiarisms and counterfeits. The virtual award ceremony and press conference was broadcast from the Baden-Württemberg Patent and Trademark Centre in Stuttgart. The date and location were deliberately chosen to draw attention to the annual "World Intellectual Property Day" on 26 April. In her speech, this year's laudator, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economics, Labour and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, emphasised the outstanding importance of intellectual property for securing jobs, prosperity and competitiveness.

Picture gallery of all GERMENS® plagiarisms
www.germens.shop/Plagiarism

Picture gallery of all Plagiarius award winners 2022
www.plagiarius.com/bildstrecke-2022/en

Links
www.plagiarius.com
www.museum-plagiarius.de
www.linkedin.com/company/aktion-plagiarius-innovation-vs-imitation

or further information and images, please contact GERMENS®.
Reprint free of charge, specimen copy requested

Kontakte
Aktion Plagiarius e.V.
Christine Lacroix
Nersinger Strasse 18
89275 Elchingen, Germany

Phone: +49 7308 922422
info@plagiarius.com
www.plagiarius.com




GERMENS® artfashion
Markeking GmbH
René König (GF)
Oberfrohnaer Strasse 30
09117 Chemnitz, Germany

Tel: + 49 371 6665266
info@germens.de
www.germens.shop

My name is René König. I am the founder, designer and owner of GERMENS® artfashion. Our fashion brand has existed since 2010 and we present very unusual shirts. We work with artists worldwide and produce fine fabrics in Saxony, which are printed with the artists' designs. Our artist shirts are incomparable and very eye-catching.

By chance, I discovered a shirt on the internet that looked very similar to one of our models. I ordered it and could immediately see that this plagiarism by a German-Turkish supplier from Melle (Germany)/Istanbul (Turkey) had taken the design from our GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO. Either directly from the shirt or from our original fabrics. After further research, I found more GERMENS® counterfeits. All 13 counterfeits that have surfaced so far are compared in detail with the GERMENS® originals on this page. I assume that the company has copied further designs and offered and sold them worldwide since 2019 until today. The damage to GERMENS® is not yet quantifiable, but it will be very high.

Now we work with over 100 artists and have to make sure that creativity remains protected and in good hands. We get hand-drawn artwork like this one from the artist Daniela Schieck. We do not want other companies to appropriate, free of charge and without permission, the creativity of our esteemed artists and the premium brand image of GERMENS®.

After a deeper search on the Internet, we found other GERMENS® designs that had been copied by this company. have been copied by this company. On this page, all originals and fakes are compared. We are grateful for information representing similar design copies of our products.

No. 1 - Original GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO and plagiarism

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO - Detail Original 1

Detail GERMENS® Original

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO - Detail Fake 1

Plagiarism detail

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO - Detail Original 2

Detail GERMENS® Original

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO - Detail Fake 2

Plagiarism detail

Original GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Original Shirt ALNUSO

Original GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Original Shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Artwork ALNUSO

hand-drawn pattern for the GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Artwork ALNUSO

hand-drawn pattern for the GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Artist Daniela Schieck, Chemnitz, Germany

Daniela Schieck
Chemnitz, Germany

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt ALNUSO to Formula 1 in Silverstone (GB), 13.07.2019

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt ALNUSO to Formula 1 in Silverstone (GB), 13.07.2019

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO

Model in GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO on a giant poster

GERMENS® Giant Poster Advertising

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO

Model in GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

GERMENS® Shirt ALNUSO

Model in GERMENS® shirt ALNUSO

No. 2 - Original GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

GERMENS® Original Shirt TIKITIKI

Original GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

GERMENS® Original Shirt TIKITIKI

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

Original GERMENS® Artwork TIKITIKI

hand-drawn pattern for the GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

Original GERMENS® Artwork TIKITIKI

hand-drawn pattern for the GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signs the Original GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signed and numbered the GERMENS® shirts TIKITIKI

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signs the Original GERMENS® shirt TIKITIKI

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signed and numbered the GERMENS® shirts TIKITIKI

No. 3 - Original GERMENS® shirt JING JONG and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® Shirt JING JONG

GERMENS® Originalhemd JING JONG

Original GERMENS® Shirt JING JONG

GERMENS® Originalhemd JING JONG

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

Original GERMENS® Artwork JING JONG

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® shirt JING JONG

Original GERMENS® Artwork JING JONG

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® shirt JING JONG

Original GERMENS® Artwork JING JONG

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® shirt JING JONG

Original GERMENS® Shirt JING JONG

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik wears the GERMENS® original shirt JING JONG

Original GERMENS® Shirt JING JONG

Customer Kai Schmidt wears the GERMENS® original shirt JING JONG

No. 4 - Original GERMENS® shirt LEBENSSPAGAT and plagiarism

GERMENS® Shirt LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Originalhemd LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Shirt LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Originalhemd LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Artwork LEBENSSPAGAT by Artist Steffi Schilling

Artist's drawing LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Artwork LEBENSSPAGAT by Artist Steffi Schilling

Artist's drawing LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Artwork LEBENSSPAGAT by Artist Steffi Schilling

Artist's drawing LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Artwork LEBENSSPAGAT by Artist Steffi Schilling

Artist's drawing LEBENSSPAGAT

GERMENS® Artist Steffi Schilling

Steffi Schilling
Chemnitz, Germany

GERMENS® Shirt LEBENSSPAGAT worn by the pop singers AMIGOS

The famous musicians AMIGOS wear GERMENS® original shirts LEBENSSPAGAT

No. 5 - Original GERMENS® shirt SK8B and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Artist Wilhelm Frederking, Leipzig, Germany

Wilhelm Frederking
Leipzig, Germany

GERMENS® Artist Wilhemd Frederking prints the shirt motif SK8B

Artist Wilhelm Frederking prints from used skateboards the pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Artist Wilhemd Frederking prints the shirt motif SK8B

Artist Wilhelm Frederking prints from used skateboards the pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Artist Wilhemd Frederking prints the shirt motif SK8B

Artist Wilhelm Frederking prints from used skateboards the pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt SK8B

GERMENS® Artwork SK8B

Artist's impression for the GERMENS® original shirt SK8B

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

Original GERMENS® Shirt SK8B

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SK8B

No. 6 - Original GERMENS® shirt PLUS and plagiarism

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Artist Peter Piek, Leipzig, Germany

Peter Piek
Leipzig, Germany

GERMENS® Artwork PLUS

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Artwork PLUS

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Artwork PLUS

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Artwork PLUS

Artist's drawing for the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS to Formula 1, Barcelona (E), 12.05.2019

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS to Formula 1, Barcelona (E), 12.05.2019

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS to Formula 1, Barcelona (E), 12.05.2019

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® Original Shirt PLUS to Formula 1, Barcelona (E), 12.05.2019

GERMENS® Shirt PLUS worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Advertising for an event with Kai Ebel

No. 7 - Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

GERMENS® Original shirt AIFAM

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

GERMENS® Original shirt AIFAM

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

GERMENS® Artwork AIFAM

Original Artwork AIFAM

GERMENS® Langarmhemd AIFAM

Customer photo with GERMENS shirt AIFAM

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

Musicians in New York in the GERMENS® original shirt AIFAM

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt AIFAM

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt AIFAM to the Formula 1 in Austin, USA, 25.10.2015

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

René König wears the GERMENS® original shirt AIFAM

Original GERMENS® shirt AIFAM

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt AIFAM

No. 8 - Original GERMENS® shirt SCHATTENWESEN and plagiarism

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Original Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Original Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

GERMENS® Artwork SCHATTENWESEN

hand-drawn artist's pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Artwork SCHATTENWESEN

hand-drawn artist's pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Model wears GERMENS® Original Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik wears GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Speed skater Nico Ihle wears GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Figure skater Stéphane Lambiel wears GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

GERMENS® Shirt SCHATTENWESEN

Presenter Werner Schulze-Erdel wears GERMENS® original shirt SCHATTENWESEN

No. 9 - Original GERMENS® shirt ARLOS and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® shirt ARLOS

GERMENS® Original Shirt ARLOS

Original GERMENS® shirt ARLOS

GERMENS® Original Shirt ARLOS

GERMENS® Artist Herbert Stecher, Burscheid, Germany

Herbert Stecher
Burscheid, Germany

Original GERMENS® Artwork ARLOS from Herbert Stecher

The light object ARLOS by the artist Herbert Stecher serves as a template for the GERMENS® original shirt ARLOS

Original GERMENS® Artwork ARLOS from Herbert Stecher

Shirt design by the artist Herbert Stecher for the GERMENS® original shirt ARLOS

No. 10 - Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® Shirt DREAMER

GERMENS® Original shirt DREAMER

Original GERMENS® Shirt DREAMER

GERMENS® Original shirt DREAMER

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signs the original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER

Künstler Gregor-T. Kozik signiert und nummeriert das GERMENS® Originalhemd DREAMER

Artist Gregor-T. Kozik signs the original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER

Künstler Gregor-T. Kozik signiert und nummeriert das GERMENS® Originalhemd DREAMER

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER

Press article of the BILD newspaper with customer Harald Deckow in the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER worn by shot put world champion David Storl

Shot put world champion David Storl wears the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER at the reception of the Olympic figure skating champion Aljona Savchenko

Original GERMENS® Shirt DREAMER worn by the pop singers AMIGOS

Musician duo AMIGOS wears GERMENS® original shirts DREAMER

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER for Formula 1 in France, 23.06.2019

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER for Formula 1 in France, 23.06.2019

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER for Formula 1 in France, 23.06.2019

Original GERMENS® shirt DREAMER worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt DREAMER for Formula 1 in France, 23.06.2019

No. 11 - Original GERMENS® shirt INTERFERENCE and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

GERMENS® Original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

GERMENS® Original shirt INTERFERENCE

GERMENS® Artist Marcel Walther, Chemnitz, Germany

Marcel Walther
Chemnitz, Germany

Original GERMENS® Artwork INTERFERENCE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Artwork INTERFERENCE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Artwork INTERFERENCE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Artwork INTERFERENCE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

René König wears GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

Original GERMENS® Shirt INTERFERENCE

Customer photo with GERMENS® original shirt INTERFERENCE

No. 12 - Original GERMENS® shirt LAVA and plagiarism

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA

GERMENS® Original shirt LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA

GERMENS® Original shirt LAVA

GERMENS® Artist Gregor-T. Kozik, Chemnitz, Germany

Gregor-T. Kozik
Chemnitz, Germany

GERMENS® Artwork SCHATTENWESEN

handgezeichnete Künstlervorlage für das GERMENS® Originalhemd LAVA

GERMENS® Artwork SCHATTENWESEN

handgezeichnete Künstlervorlage für das GERMENS® Originalhemd LAVA

Original GERMENS® Blouse LAVA

Model wears a GERMENS® blouse LAVA

Original GERMENS® Blouse LAVA

Model wears a GERMENS® blouse LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA

René König wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Boxprofi Axel Schulz

Professional boxer Axel Schulz wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA

René König trägt das GERMENS® Originalhemd LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Boxprofi Axel Schulz

Professional boxer Axel Schulz wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA to the Formula 1 in Bahrain, 26.04.2014

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA to the Formula 1 in Bahrain, 26.04.2014

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA to the Formula 1 in Bahrain, 26.04.2014

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by Formula 1 presenter Kai Ebel

Kai Ebel wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA to the Formula 1 in Bahrain, 26.04.2014

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA worn by DTM track announcer Peter 'Richie' Reichert

DTM track announcer Peter 'Richie' Reichert wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA

Original GERMENS® Shirt LAVA

Musician wears the GERMENS® original shirt LAVA

No. 13 - Original GERMENS® shirt MUAHT COUTURE and plagiarism

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artist Anett Bauer, Dresden, Germany

Anett Bauer
Dresden, Germany

GERMENS® Artwork MUAHT COUTURE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artwork MUAHT COUTURE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artwork MUAHT COUTURE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artwork MUAHT COUTURE

hand-painted pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artist Anett Bauer

Anett Bauer working in the studio for the pattern for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Artwork MUAHT COUTURE

View into the studio with all templates for the GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

GERMENS® Shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Model wears GERMENS® original shirt MUAHT COUTURE

Thank you for your interest. If you see shirts and other products that are confusingly similar to a GERMENS® design, we would be pleased to hear from you.

We will keep you informed at this point. It's worth taking a look from time to time.

Attention! - GERMENS® shirts are counterfeited