A British man has been imprisoned for three years after he was caught selling counterfeit items on auction website eBay and retail site Play.
US authorities say they are increasing efforts to stamp out counterfeit merchandise from being sold online ahead of the Super Bowl sports event.
UK regulatory body the Medicines and Healthcare and Products Regulatory Agency has successfully taken down more than 1,600 websites, some of which were selling counterfeit drugs.
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group spent more than RMB1 billion ($160.7 million) tackling counterfeit goods and improving customer protection from January 2013 to the end of November this year.
More than 10% of products available on major Chinese shopping websites on a renowned online shopping day were counterfeit, a Chinese government agency has claimed.
A UK police force dedicated to tackling IP crime has seized more than 1,500 suspected counterfeit goods and arrested three people as part of a Christmas clampdown on fakes sold online.
Police forces across Europe have seized nearly 300 domains that were used to sell counterfeit goods, the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol has said.
The International Trademark Association has warned online shoppers to be vigilant following an increase in counterfeit goods being advertised on social media.
Omega and Armani are among a group of luxury watchmakers targeting counterfeit watch faces that are allegedly being downloaded for new smartwatches.
The Chinese government is set to tighten up its anti-counterfeiting efforts following a boom in online shopping, according to reports.