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Ad watchdog urges FTC to sanction ‘deceptive’ influencers


An advertising watchdog has filed a complaint against social media influencers who allegedly failed to “clearly and conspicuously” disclose their relationships with brands when promoting products and services.

Report reveals rates of social media TM infringement

France, Germany, Italy, UK, US01-02-2019

Almost half of UK professionals surveyed by CompuMark, a division of analytics company Clarivate Analytics, said they had litigated trademark infringement cases relating to social media names in 2018.

Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes banned from YouTube


The YouTube account of Vice co-founder and Proud Boys creator Gavin McInnes has been banned from the platform for copyright infringement.

Facebook bans all Kodi boxes from site


Social media site Facebook has banned the sale of all streaming devices that use Kodi software. 

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.

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.

Perkins Coie hires e-commerce specialist from Sheppard Mullin


Perkins Coie has announced that Scott Palmer has joined as a partner in the firm’s IP practice in the Beijing office from Sheppard Mullin.

Adidas and Reebok take action against 53 e-commerce sellers


Adidas and Reebok have filed a claim accusing 53 e-commerce sellers of trademark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition.

CBS takes action over ‘Gunsmoke’ social media postings


Broadcasting company CBS has begun legal proceedings against a man allegedly posting images from an episode of western drama “Gunsmoke” onto his social media pages.

Smiley face symbol beams as trademark granted


The Smiley Company, which licenses the famous yellow smiley face emoticon, has won a trademark battle in Chile.

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