The Potential of RFID and NFC in Anti-Counterfeiting

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Lehtonen, Mikko; Staake, Thorsten ; Michahelles, Florian; Fleisch, Elgar
Title of the compilation: Networked RFID Systems and Lightweight Cryptography : Raising Barriers to Product Counterfeiting
Editors: Cole, Peter H.; Ranasinghe, Damith C.
Publisher Information: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer
Year of publication: 2008
Pages: 211-222
ISBN: 978-3-540-71641-9
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-71641-9_11
In this paper, we investigate how RFID and NFC could improve current customs processes to fight illicit trade. During the import process, customs officers have to evaluate which consignments are inspected and, when an inspection takes place, whether intellectual property rights have been infringed. We propose and evaluate new micro processes that leverage the dualexistence of products and logistic units in order to enable easier, faster and more reliable inspection of goods. The impact of the improved processes is analyzed with an example case.
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 23. April 2014