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.
Video game maker Atari Interactive has accused online custom t-shirt maker Zazzle of copyright and trademark infringement in a lawsuit filed earlier this week.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced that a team of coders called Cryptomice are the winners of its inaugural anti-counterfeiting blockchain competition.
The International Trademark Association will campaign for an “accessible, contactable and accurate” Whois database of domain name registration information to help tackle online counterfeiters.
Shoe brand Vans and sportswear company The North Face are seeking to tackle an “explosion” of online counterfeiters in a lawsuit which lists 831 domain names.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has said it is considering ways to make blocking of IP-infringing websites cheaper for rights owners.
The business entity for former rock band Pink Floyd is seeking an injunction against Chinese individuals and businesses for allegedly selling counterfeit goods online.