Fake Beats by Dre goods land Utah resident police charges
A Salt Lake City resident has been charged with selling and distributing counterfeit products online.
Nestlé takes to social media to educate on counterfeits
Multinational food and drinks company Nestlé has created an online awareness campaign designed to help consumers spot counterfeit products.
US government criticises domain registrars over ‘IP infringement’
The US government has for the first time listed domain name registrars in its report on markets that are “notorious” for intellectual property infringement.
Chinese government pledges online counterfeits crackdown
A Chinese government agency has pledged to tackle the sale of counterfeit products online, months after it reportedly criticised e-commerce company Alibaba Group for allegedly failing to crackdown on the practice.
New York government employee charged over ‘counterfeit’ operation
A New York state government employee has been charged with running an online counterfeiting business through which he allegedly made $100,000 from selling fake mobile phone cases.
Revealed: PIPCU has suspended 2,000 sites selling fakes this year
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has revealed that it has suspended more than 2,000 websites selling counterfeit goods this year.
Taylor Swift orders Etsy users to remove ‘infringing’ goods
Singer Taylor Swift has demanded that sellers on e-marketplace Etsy remove goods bearing her likeness and featuring lyrics from her songs.
PIPCU arrests three for selling ‘fake’ Justin Bieber clothes
A UK police unit dedicated to fighting intellectual property crime has arrested three people suspected of selling unauthorised clothes carrying the names of musicians including Justin Bieber online.
Alibaba helps to form Chinese anti-counterfeiting alliance
Companies including Alibaba have helped to create an alliance aimed at stamping out counterfeiting on e-commerce websites in China.
Canterbury counterfeiters imprisoned for 16 months each
Counterfeiters based in south-east England have been jailed for nearly three years combined after they were found selling fake perfume and clothing on a retail website.