Trade Mark Conference 2015: Hot topics facing brand owners online
The roll-out of new generic top-level domains, opportunistic domain name registrants and disgruntled customers are the main concerns facing brand owners online, an industry conference has heard.
China to launch anti-counterfeiting campaign in July
Chinese authorities have said that in July they will launch a campaign intended to tackle counterfeit goods sold online by focusing on the role online retailers can play.
Two arrested in PIPCU anti-counterfeiting campaign
Detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit have arrested two people for allegedly selling counterfeit cosmetics online.
Luxury brands hit Alibaba Group with counterfeiting claim
A group of luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Lauren and Balenciaga has accused online retailer Alibaba Group of “wilfully” selling counterfeit items.
PIPCU launches counterfeits awareness campaign
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has launched a campaign intended to raise awareness about the issue of fake beauty products being sold online.
Europol lists social media and gTLDs as counterfeiting fears
Law enforcement organisation Europol and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market have jointly published a report identifying social media and the new generic top-level domains as sources of counterfeit goods.
Chinese group arrested for selling counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags
Police in China have arrested more than 20 people suspected of allegedly selling counterfeit handbags online, including imitations of luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
Apple Watch ‘copies’ for sale on Alibaba
Smart watches that allegedly mimic the design of Apple’s soon-to-be launched Apple Watch are reportedly being advertised for sale on Taobao, owned by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group.
Italian brand finds fortune against Chinese counterfeiters
Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo has said it has prevented the sale of $7 million worth of counterfeit products from being sold online and in Chinese marketplaces.
ITMA spring conference: Gamers more than just ‘spotty little guys’
Intellectual property lawyers should be better prepared for the effect of apps on the games industry, and gamers are more than just “spotty little guys”, an industry conference has heard.