PIPCU reaches 50,000 counterfeit website suspensions
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.
Atari accuses custom t-shirt maker Zazzle of counterfeiting
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.
EUIPO announces blockchain competition winners
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.
INTA campaigns for more accessible Whois to fight counterfeiters
The International Trademark Association will campaign for an “accessible, contactable and accurate” Whois database of domain name registration information to help tackle online counterfeiters.
The North Face and Vans target 831 domain names
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.
UKIPO targets lower costs for blocking IP-infringing sites
The UK Intellectual Property Office has said it is considering ways to make blocking of IP-infringing websites cheaper for rights owners.
Pink Floyd see red over online counterfeits
The business entity for former rock band Pink Floyd is seeking an injunction against Chinese individuals and businesses for allegedly selling counterfeit goods online.
Counterfeit electrical goods spark concerns
One in three UK residents has accidentally purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to a new report.
EUIPO report highlights dangers of online counterfeits
A new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office has revealed that the internet and social media are increasingly being used to benefit counterfeiters in the EU as a result of advertising revenue.
PIPCU seizes more than 2,000 counterfeits from UK address
The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has seized more than 2,118 items from a residential address in the UK, during a period of action against suspected online sellers of counterfeit goods.