IP police crack down on fake poppy merchandise
The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has launched a crackdown on the online sale of fake poppy merchandise in the run up to Remembrance Day, November 11.
Adidas goes to war with Yeezy counterfeiters
Adidas has taken nearly 200 defendants to court over the sale of counterfeit trainers online.
BMW drives counterfeiters to court
German car maker BMW has alleged that counterfeiters are using online marketplace eBay to advertise and sell fake BMW-branded products, in a lawsuit filed last week.
Puma pounces on Facebook counterfeiters
Germany-based sportwear company Puma has filed a trademark infringement claim against five individuals for allegedly selling counterfeit items on Facebook.
PIPCU warns consumers about counterfeit tricks this Halloween
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has warned trick or treaters against buying fake fancy dress costumes online in the lead up to Halloween, on October 31.
A quarter of UK consumers ripped off by counterfeits: report
More than a quarter (26%) of British consumers has been ripped off in the past year through purchasing something online only to discover that it was counterfeit.
Alibaba requests removal of Taobao from Notorious Markets list
E-commerce company Alibaba has claimed that it doesn’t meet any “meaningful definition of a notorious market” so its subsidiary Taobao should be removed from the US Trade Representative’s 2018 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
Volkswagen and Audi target sellers of fake vehicle parts
German automakers Volkswagen and Audi have taken action against internet stores which have allegedly sold counterfeit vehicle parts and accessories to unsuspecting consumers.
Levi Strauss takes on internet store for TM infringement
Fashion brand Levi Strauss has taken on internet clothing shop Rip N Dip in a trademark infringement complaint relating to Levi Strauss’s ‘Tab device’.
Vogue takes on ‘Black Vogue’ in trademark suit
Advance Magazine Publishers, the parent company of Vogue Magazine, has gone to war with a designer and activist who sells clothing featuring the words “Black Vogue” online.