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.
The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has appointed detective chief inspector Teresa Russell as the new head of the unit.
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have united to enhance collaboration and anti-counterfeiting efforts between the online retailer and IACC members.
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.