Makeup or fakeup? Report says social media aids counterfeit cosmetics
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.
Amazon and eBay targeted in FCC letter
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.
Incopro raises $21m funding for online brand protection
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.
Frisbee maker throws TM suit at counterfeiters
The brand responsible for the Frisbee has targeted a number of online counterfeiters in a trademark lawsuit filed last week.
Alibaba anti-counterfeiting alliance triples in size
Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting alliance has tripled in size since its inception in January 2017, with membership climbing to 105 brands.
Volkswagen and Audi take counterfeiters to court
Car makers Volkswagen and Audi have sued a number of online counterfeiters, accusing them of selling fake products which include vehicle parts and accessories.
Europol investigations seize 20,000 fake goods from social media
More than 20,000 packages of counterfeit medicine, phones and accessories have been seized from social media platforms, according to Europol.
PIPCU appoints new chief
The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has appointed detective chief inspector Teresa Russell as the new head of the unit.
IACC and Amazon partner on brand engagement
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have united to enhance collaboration and anti-counterfeiting efforts between the online retailer and IACC members.
Lululemon stretches to reach Chinese counterfeiters
Lululemon Athletica Canada, a brand of yoga attire and running gear, has instigated a lawsuit against multiple China-based parties in an effort to combat online counterfeiting and protect US consumers.