Manchester City pipped to the post over badge release
Football club Manchester City was pipped to the post in revealing its new badge design after it was first published by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Alibaba survives USTR’s ‘notorious markets’ list
The US Trade Representative has said it is “increasingly concerned” about Alibaba Group’s efforts to remove counterfeit products from its website but has stopped short of listing the company on its 2015 notorious markets review group.
US officials warn shoppers to be counterfeit savvy this Christmas
US officials have warned shoppers to remain vigilant in the holiday season and be aware of online scams that may lead to them purchasing counterfeits.
Counterfeit risk to rise at Christmas, research shows
Nearly one in four consumers has unknowingly bought a counterfeit product online, and the risk of falling into the trap is increased during the Christmas period, research has revealed.
Europol shuts down 1,000 websites selling fake goods
Law enforcement agency Europol has shut down almost 1,000 websites selling counterfeit goods and distributing unauthorised copyright-protected material.
eBay turning a ‘blind eye’ to counterfeits
Online retailer eBay and financial services company PayPal have been accused of “intentionally turning a blind eye” to the sale of counterfeit products online.
US court awards $10.5m to MPAA in trademark and copyright dispute
Members of the Motion Picture Association of America have secured a $10.5 million trademark and copyright victory at a US court.
Cybersquatter used Dunhill domain to sell fake goods
Luxury brand Alfred Dunhill has secured the rights to a domain name that a cybersquatter had used to sell counterfeit products.
Total Christmas spend on fake goods to pass £360m, report claims
UK consumers will spend more than £360 million ($551 million) on counterfeit goods online this Christmas, a report has claimed.
China outlines plans to reduce infringement online
The General Office of China’s State Council has outlined an agenda aimed at tackling and reducing the infringement of intellectual property rights online.