Luxury Law Summit: Versace claims progress on counterfeits
Engagement with customers online and a stricter approach to IP protection has led to a reduction in counterfeit Versace products, the chief executive of the fashion brand said today, May 22.
INTA 2014: The brand protection “nightmare”
Protecting brands from infringement online has become in-house counsel's “worst nightmare”, the INTA annual meeting has been told.
PIPCU suspends 2,500 counterfeit websites in eight months
The UK’s IP police team has suspended more than 2,000 websites selling counterfeit goods since its launch eight months ago, the organisation says.
China targets online infringers in IP crackdown
The Chinese government is set to launch a series of clampdowns relating to online infringement as part of its latest bid to improve IP enforcement.
UK IP advisor calls for a permanent IP police unit
The UK Prime Minister’s specialist IP advisor has called for a temporary police unit dedicated to fighting IP crime to be made permanent.
Nominet and PIPCU team up against online crime
British registry Nominet is working with the City of London Police to implement a new policy for tackling criminal activity on .uk domain names.
UK moves towards plain packaging for cigarettes
A UK government minister has said controversial plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes in the UK will be put in place as “swiftly as possible” and are likely to have a “positive impact.”
US customs seize counterfeit goods totalling $1 billion
US border officials carried out more than 24,000 seizures of counterfeit and pirated goods valued at more than $1 billion in total in the 12 months to October 2013, official figures show.
OHIM hosts conference to fight piracy in sport
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and Europol have organised a conference to tackle counterfeiting and piracy in sport.
UN targets tourists with anti-counterfeiting campaign
Three UN agencies have combined to educate tourists about the dangers of a number of illicit practices such as counterfeiting.