Richemont targets counterfeiters in lawsuit
Richemont International, the parent company of luxury jewellery brands Cartier and Montblanc, has targeted a group of counterfeiters for allegedly setting up online stores to sell fake goods.
PayPal and eBay hit with counterfeiting claim
A mobile phone accessory company has filed a trademark infringement and racketeering lawsuit against eBay and PayPal claiming that the companies “knowingly profited” from the sale of counterfeit goods.
Gucci granted injunction in Alibaba dispute
Luxury brand Kering, the parent company of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga, has obtained a preliminary injunction against a series of companies that use online retailer Alibaba Group to sell counterfeit products.
Taylor Swift teams up with JD.com and Alibaba to deter counterfeits
Taylor Swift has reportedly teamed up with online retailer JD.com and Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace to sell authorised merchandise in China.
Amazon watch trademark dispute heads back to California court
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded a trademark dispute between military watch maker Multi Time Machine and Amazon over searches on the e-commerce company’s site.
UK man fined for selling counterfeit cigarettes online
A man from Corby in Northamptonshire has been fined £2,100 after pleading guilty to selling illegal and counterfeit cigarettes online.
Lipsy settles IP rows following dressing down
UK fashion label Lipsy has settled two disputes in a week with websites accused of selling products that infringed its trademarks, designs and copyright.
Online IP enforcement campaign targets social media
The UK’s National Trading Standards has found success in the first few weeks of an enforcement operation targeted at abuses of intellectual property rights on social media.
Italian authorities clamp down on 410 sites selling fakes
Italian police have shut down more than 400 websites allegedly selling counterfeit high end luxury products and arrested 15 people who they believe are behind the sites.
Canadian court reaffirms global Google block on links
A Canadian appeals court has reaffirmed a worldwide injunction requiring Google to remove links to websites selling counterfeit computer hardware.