Research databases Sci-Hub and Library of Genesis had seven of their domains blocked in Russia last week after the Moscow City Court found the sites to have infringed copyright law.
The dispute over the .amazon generic top-level domain has not been resolved as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation and online retailer Amazon failed to reach an agreement.
Luxury watchmaker Rolex has targeted an online watch-tracking service in a trademark complaint filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, November 29.
Luxury fashion brand Chanel has accused 33 unknown entities of trademark infringement and online counterfeiting in a complaint filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday, November 26.
More than one million copyright-infringing domain names involved in distributing counterfeit items have been seized in the past year, according to a release shared by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, November 26.
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has urged consumers to buy electrical products from reputable sellers, along with providing advice to help shoppers avoid fakes.
An industry group which represents organisations such as Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google has told an Australian Senate committee that the country’s plans to expand website blocking laws are “unprecedented and unnecessary”.
The US Customs and Border Protection has warned consumers that some deals online may be too good to be true as shoppers search for bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Australia’s plans to strengthen its website blocking laws have been criticised by Google in a submission to a Senate committee dated Monday, November 19.
Heavy metal band Iron Maiden have targeted a number of online counterfeiters in a complaint filed at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, earlier this week.