One in three UK residents has accidentally purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to a new report.
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.
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.
The availability of counterfeit makeup products on social media has become “increasingly pervasive”, with 19.5% of surveyed online shoppers purchasing fake cosmetics online by mistake, according to new research.
A letter addressed to Amazon and eBay has accused the platforms of hosting “rogue” streaming devices which contribute to IP theft, copyright infringement, and consumer fraud.
Online brand protection company Incopro has raised $21 million in funding from equity investor Highland Europe for bolstering its efforts to track down IP infringers.
The brand responsible for the Frisbee has targeted a number of online counterfeiters in a trademark lawsuit filed last week.
Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting alliance has tripled in size since its inception in January 2017, with membership climbing to 105 brands.
Car makers Volkswagen and Audi have sued a number of online counterfeiters, accusing them of selling fake products which include vehicle parts and accessories.
More than 20,000 packages of counterfeit medicine, phones and accessories have been seized from social media platforms, according to Europol.