China’s new e-commerce legislation is a positive development in the country’s fight against IP violations and counterfeit distribution, according to lawyers.
China has introduced legislation that will hold e-commerce platforms, such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo, jointly responsible for counterfeit goods sold by third parties on their site.
Adobe Systems has accused a Florida man of “piratical” conduct after he “systematically” infringed the trademarks and copyright associated with the company’s computer software.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new competition to combat counterfeiting, centring on consumer education and deterrence.
Harley-Davidson has secured an injunction against counterfeiters that failed to respond to the motorcycle manufacturer’s trademark infringement lawsuit, filed earlier this year.
The Dubai Department of Economic Development has this year shut down 4,879 social media accounts which were being used to sell counterfeit products.
Estée Lauder has filed a US lawsuit against a number of domain names and online marketplace accounts allegedly being used to sell counterfeit make-up, in an effort to protect its Mac Cosmetics brand.
Alcohol brand Mast-Jägermeister took GearLaunch to court earlier this week, accusing the online retailer of “blatant and wilful violations” of Jägermeister’s trademarks.
Five US sporting organisations, including the National Basketball Association, the Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, have filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting claim against online marketplaces.
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has suspended more than 50,000 websites for selling counterfeit goods since its inception in 2013.