The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) has launched an "ultra high-performance monitoring system" to combat the counterfeiting scourge.
The FH Internet Unit is charged with leading the fight against replica sites. Developed in coordination with Bern University, the system is designed to route out fakes and close counterfeit sites.
In the first few weeks of operation, more than 250 sites have already been closed down. Unfortunately, the replica sites are quick to move hosts so it remains to be seen whether operationally this will be success over a long period of time. But it's a good start.