Digital image watermarks could combat trademark theft
Technology from one of Germany's renowned Fraunhofer Institutes could help companies protect pictures of their products from being stolen by groups trying to promote cheap imitations.
Fraunhofer Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute, one of 58 institutes within the huge applied research group, has developed digital image watermark technology and a Web search system to hunt down trademark violators on the Internet, the group's spokesman, Michael Kip, said today.
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