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Alibaba and UK group unite to curb counterfeits

UK22-10-2015

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.

Websites call for DMCA style safe harbour for trademark disputes

US21-10-2015

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.

Counterfeiting costs ‘$1.8 trillion’ a year, report claims

International, UK19-10-2015

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.

US government pledges more than $3m to tackle online IP crime

US06-10-2015

The US government has pledged new funding to help police forces clamp down on online piracy and sales of counterfeit goods.

Uber hit with trademark claim

US01-10-2015

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.

US man pleads guilty to counterfeit phone scam

US28-09-2015

A US businessman has pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit mobile phone parts online.

IPO reports fall in IP crime

UK25-09-2015

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.

Marques 2015: Brands too slow to advertise on mobiles, says Google

Austria, US16-09-2015

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.

UK man fined £90,000 for counterfeiting offences

UK16-09-2015

A UK man has been fined £90,000 for selling counterfeit goods online but has been spared a jail term.

UK man jailed for film piracy

Northern Ireland09-09-2015

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.

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