Posts in Counterfeits


Trademark hijackers are hurting online advertisers; here’s how to stop them

Avery Labels worked hard to establish its brand among consumers as the premier retailer of label products, as well as providing software solutions through their design-and-print-online tool …
By David Grow
15 minutes ago 0

Other Barks for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The highest federal court in the United States declines to hear an appeal from tech giants on applying common sense to patent validity challenge proceedings. A group …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Alibaba ramps up rhetoric on anti-counterfeiting laws, urges China to strengthen penalties

The most recent notorious markets report from the USTR seems to have further galvanized Alibaba into taking action to reduce the number of counterfeit products sold on …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

The shocking dangers of buying fakes

The latest estimate from the International Trademark Association (INTA) notes the global impact of piracy and counterfeiting will hit $4.2 trillion (USD) by 2022... While buying a “knockoff” product …
By John Drengenberg
2 months ago 2

Counterfeit NFL jerseys highlight issues of fake apparel from China

Misspellings, $20 for a $200 jersey, encouraging use of Western Union wire transfers, and no visible mention of being officially licensed NFL merchandise should raise at least some suspicions... …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 6

Couple charged with funding large crime ring to produce counterfeit 5-hour ENERGY found guilty

Joseph and Adriana Shayota were recently found guilty of manufacturing and selling millions of counterfeit bottles 5-hour ENERGY. They were kingpins in a criminal ring of 11 people …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

Ohio State brings trademark suit against CafePress over retail sale of clothing infringing school logo, Urban Meyer persona

Ohio State alleges that CafePress offers 1,100 Ohio State Buckeyes designs available on a total of 67,300 products. These products infringe upon trademarks held by Ohio State protecting its …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 1

Chicago Cubs continue trademark enforcement activities with 49 TTAB petitions in 2016

Cubs fans have been able to “fly the W” a number of times this postseason, referring to the win flag that is raised at Wrigley Stadium after …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 1

Cubs, MLB seek ex parte seizure of counterfeit merchandise sold outside Wrigley Field

There are a large number of trademarks owned both by the Cubs and by MLB which are being infringed upon, according to the suit. The Cubs want …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 0

Tommy Hilfiger’s Gigi Hadid fashion line targeted by GiGi New York in cease and desist letter

Part of GiGi New York’s trademark infringement allegation is directed at how Tommy Hilfiger has styled the name TOMMYxGIGI, especially in the use of a “unique …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 0

Counterfeit Medicines and the Role of IP in Patient Safety

Given the devastating impact of counterfeit medicines on patients and the importance of intellectual property protection in combating pharmaceutical counterfeiting, it is troubling that the UN High …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
10 months ago 0

Lex Machina trademark litigation report shows heavy enforcement activity for luxury fashion and bong brands

When looking at damages awarded in trademark infringement cases filed since 2005 and terminating between 2009 and 2016, fashion brands have taken in the highest award totals. The top spot …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 0

Knocking out the knockoffs: IP learnings from a successful TRO and seizure

Protecting intellectual property today is more challenging than ever, and the stakes are high. An open and rapid-fire exchange of information has become the norm in our …
By Shawn Kolitch
11 months ago 0

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees
1 year ago 11

Chamber of Commerce index on IP environment shows U.S. leading the globe

The report noted key areas of strength for the American IP environment, including effective trade secret protection, commitment to international treaties, mechanisms for pharmaceutical-related patent and generally …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0