Plagiarius 2014 - 1. prize

Radial shock wave therapy device “ZWave" (for aesthetic medical treatments),

Left Original:  Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, Neu-Ulm, Germany

Right Plagiarism:  Shenzhen PRT Import Export Co., Ltd., PR China

Plagiarius 2001 - 2. Prize

Backpack "Punch 2"

left original: BREE Collection GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

right plagiarism: distribution: Germany

Plagiarius 2001 - 1. Prize

Water heater "LD7801"

left original: Bosch + Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany

right plagiarism: Greece

Aktion Plagiarius e.V. - Press photos

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Press photos of the Plagiarius prize winners 2018 - 2022 can be download here:

Plagiarius Prize Winners 2022

Plagiarius Prize Winners 2021

Plagiarius Prize Winners 2020
Plagiarius Prize Winners 2019

Plagiarius Prize Winners 2018



Negative Award Plagiarius - Innovation vs. Imitation

Aktion Plagiarius e.V. conducts an annual competition that awards an “anti-prize” to those manufacturers and distributors that a jury of peers have found guilty of making or selling "the most flagrant" imitations. Our signature trophy of a black gnome with a golden nose symbolises the exorbitant earnings product pirates collect at the cost of innovative companies. This gnome was created to express the German aphorism "to earn oneself a golden nose" meaning to earn a lot of money.

Download "Plagiarius-Trophy" 300 dpi