Chanel seeks crackdown on ‘coordinated’ cybersquatters
Chanel has taken legal action against so-called cybersquatters who it says are selling counterfeit versions of its goods.
Skullcandy targets counterfeit earphones in TM suit
American headphone manufacturer Skullcandy has taken legal action against an online retailer which it says has been selling counterfeit versions of its products.
YouTube stars urged to stop using counterfeit make-up
The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit has called on YouTube stars to stop using fake make-up in online tutorials, to mark World Anti-Counterfeiting Day.
Canadian parliamentary committee warns against site-blocking
A sub-committee of the Canadian House of Commons, the lower chamber of the country’s parliament, has rejected calls from industry groups to recommend a site-blocking regime and limit safe-harbour provisions for internet service providers in order to combat online piracy.
Adidas seeks shut down of counterfeit sites
German sportswear manufacturer Adidas and its subsidiary Reebok have taken legal action against numerous domain names over the sale of counterfeit goods.
DoJ charges three for operating illegal dark web marketplace
Law enforcement in the US, Germany and the Netherlands have charged three Germans with operating one of the world’s largest dark web marketplaces, following a two-year investigation.
Instagram fake beauty products rise ahead of Mother’s Day: report
There is a 40% increase in fake beauty products detected on Instagram in the US in the weeks leading up the Mother’s Day, a new report has found.
Huge growth in Instagram accounts selling fakes: report
There has been a 160% growth in the number of accounts selling counterfeit goods on Instagram since 2016, a new report suggests.
‘Peppa Pig’ owners sue over counterfeit merchandise
The owners of popular children's TV show “Peppa Pig” have sued a number of Chinese enterprises over counterfeit merchandise related to the show.
The Beatles music company challenges counterfeiters in court
Apple Corps, a music company founded by members of The Beatles, has taken unnamed counterfeiters to court over the online sale of fake goods.