PIPCU seizes £100k of fake clothing, urges consumers to shop savvy
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has urged Christmas shoppers to be on the look-out for fake goods, just days after seizing £100,000 worth of fake luxury clothing.
IACC signs agreement to help Danish IP owners in China
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and the Danish Consulate General, Shanghai have signed an agreement to enhance brand protection efforts undertaken by Danish companies in China.
ICE operation leads to guilty plea in counterfeit Louis Vuitton scheme
A Missouri-based woman has pleaded guilty to one count of smuggling goods into the US, after a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation uncovered a counterfeit scheme.
IPC3 investigates 1,400 suspects in 2017
The Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3) has said it investigated 1,400 suspected IP criminals this year.
European Commission reveals measures to crack down on fakes
The European Commission has announced it will draw up a “watch-list of markets that are reported to engage in, or facilitate, substantial IPR infringement” in an effort to clamp down on fakes.
New Balance accuses Chinese company of ‘riding coattails’ of fame
Footwear manufacturer New Balance has accused a Chinese company of adopting several confusingly similar names in an attempt to “ride the coattails” of the fame it has created.
Europol reveals 20,000 domains seized in latest operation
Europol has announced that as part of a joint operation with US authorities it has seized over 20,000 domain names selling counterfeit goods in the last six months.
PIPCU closes more than 1,000 websites a month
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit closed more than 1,000 “illicit websites” per month between November 2016 and 2017.
Nike and Apple among five most counterfeited brands online
A data research company has warned shoppers to be careful as they begin bargain-hunting ahead of ‘Black Friday’ and has revealed the top five most counterfeited brands online.
ICE ‘intensifies’ efforts to clamp down on IP theft
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has “intensified” efforts to clamp down on IP theft by inviting industry representatives to exchange intelligence and develop new strategies in the fight against IP crimes.