Posts Tagged: counterfeiting


Presumption of Guilt: How Microsoft Won a Protracted Battle on Unlicensed Software in Ukraine

In June 2019, five-years of legal proceedings between Microsoft and Zhytomyrgas PJSC in the Ukrainian courts came to an end. The parties began their battle in the context …
By Ivan Nikitchenko
3 months ago 0

Brand Enforcement in the Amazon Age: What You Need to Know About Project Zero

As online marketplaces have been created and subsequently evolved over time, there always seems to be a point where counterfeits and diverted gray-market goods make their way …
By Tim Santoni
4 months ago 4

INTA Brief to WTO Revives Plain Packaging Debate

Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Act (TPPA) was enacted in 2011 and prohibits all use of trademarks (other than word marks) on tobacco product packaging. The law seemingly …
By Eileen McDermott
11 months ago 6

International Trademark Filing Strategies: How, When & Where to File a Trademark Outside the U.S.

International trademarks were once only necessary for large scale businesses and corporations. In today’s global marketplace, however, nearly any business, especially a business with online exposure, …
By Josh Gerben
11 months ago 0

Dangerous Counterfeits Becoming More Difficult to Avoid

While many holiday shoppers may think that they’re getting a bargain by purchasing goods displaying a particular brand without having to pay brand prices, these shoppers …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 1

Counterfeiters to target Millennial shoppers on Black Friday: How can brands fight back?

Black Friday is one of the most important retail events of the year for brands and consumers alike. This sales event is particularly tempting for price-centric Millennials …
By Laura Urquizu
1 year ago 0

Trademark Enforcement Implications of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The WHOIS database provides technical information about the date of creation and expiration of a domain, as well as contact information for the registrant of a website, …
By Jennifer Theis
1 year ago 1

Brand counterfeiting is starting to reach epidemic levels

The rate of digital transformation within the business world is unstoppable. Of course, transformation of this kind can deliver numerous benefits, but it is also leading to …
By Chrissie Jamieson
1 year ago 0

Top 5 reasons why counterfeit goods are getting harder to spot

Counterfeiting can sometimes be seen as a victimless crime where the only ones losing out are the super-rich corporations whose products are being copied. This is simply …
By Gary Addison
1 year ago 6

Content Creators Coalition Calls on Congress to Grill Google Over Privacy and Drug Sales Concerns

In early May, the online creator advocacy group Content Creators Coalition (c3) published a digital ad calling on Congress to hold hearings to look into various illegal …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

The Rise of Counterfeit Products on Facebook

Counterfeit products are an enormous problem for businesses all over the world. Counterfeiters rip off name brand products, making cheap knock-offs, easily (and conservatively) costing many hundreds …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

U.S. Customs Reports a Record Number of Counterfeit Shipments Seized During 2017

the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it, along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had seized a record number of counterfeit …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Innovators and Content Creators Urge USTR Lighthizer to Fight for Strong IP in NAFTA Negotiations

ACTION for Trade asks Lighthizer to consider advocating for strong IP protections and robust enforcement to benefit a diverse group of industries, including digital content producers and …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

USTR: Counterfeit and pirated physical products valued at nearly half a trillion dollars

According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, imports of counterfeit and pirated physical products are valued at about half a trillion dollars, or about 2.5 …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Trademarks, Counterfeits & Digital-Policing Strategies

Without a comprehensive trademark policing regime in place, which continually checks quality, authorized users, and is keeping a close eye on counterfeits, the trademark can become significantly …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0