A collaboration between Alibaba and a UK organisation set-up to help businesses succeed in China has resulted in more than £8 million worth of counterfeited UK products being removed from the website in the last year.
Online platforms including Etsy, Kickstarter and Shapeways have urged US Congress to introduce a law for trademarks that has similar provisions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The sale of counterfeit goods, including online, is costing the global economy $1.8 trillion a year, according to a report by online brand protection company NetNames.
The US government has pledged new funding to help police forces clamp down on online piracy and sales of counterfeit goods.
Mobile travel app company Uber has been hit with a trademark claim by Florida-based rival Uber Promotions in a lawsuit filed at a US district court.
A US businessman has pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit mobile phone parts online.
IP infringements, including on internet auction sites, decreased in the UK last year and law enforcement agencies are continuing to respond to the challenge, a report has claimed.
Advertisers have been slow to take advantage of the “explosion” of people using mobile devices to consume digital content, a representative from Google’s trademark team has claimed.
A UK man has been fined £90,000 for selling counterfeit goods online but has been spared a jail term.
A UK man has been jailed for four years for illegally running a film streaming website and racking up tens of thousands of pounds from advertising.