The Plagiarius Awards 2009 have been announced! The Aktion Plagiarius e.V. in Germany awards yearly prizes in the form of a black dwarf with a golden nose (inspired by a play on words of the German saying, sich eine goldene Nase verdienen, to earn a golden nose) to companies that instead of coming up with innovative products choose to imitate other products.
This year's winners are: The electronic hand dryer “HTE”, the knee support „GenuTrain®“, and the trolley “Carrycruiser”. Two of the plagiarisms come from China, but first prize goes to a German plagiarist.