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  • The counterfeit hunter - a report from the MARQUES Luxury Brands Syposium

    March 27, 2017

    In German, Peter Stiefel’s last name means “boot”. The boot fits; at the MARQUES panel on defending luxury brands last week, Stiefel seemed by far the most gung-ho of the speakers, and the most willing to kick down doors in search of counterfeits

  • Awards recognise anti-counterfeiting achievements

    July 06, 2016

    This year’s Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, co-sponsored by the GACG and Managing IP, were presented at an event hosted by Unifab in Paris on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

  • Preview: Monitoring online platforms

    May 19, 2016

    Online platforms provide the opportunity for just about anyone to sell a product or service, without the resources required for brick-and-mortar commerce. That provides sellers of counterfeit and contraband goods with the perfect hiding place: in plain sight, among countless others, and isolated from the in-person scrutiny of a potential buyer.

  • Fake clothes, shoes and accessories cost EU companies €26bn a year - report

    July 21, 2015

    A new report by the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights estimates that the sale of counterfeit clothes, shoes and accessories in the EU amounts to 9.7% of the sector’s sales

  • Unreal accelerates counterfeiting awareness campaign

    May 05, 2015

    In 2012, INTA launched the Unreal Campaign to raise awareness with teenagers (14-18 years old) about the dangers of counterfeiting and the importance of trademarks.

  • Fair use in a digital age

    May 05, 2015

    The concept of fair use is not a new one, but some companies with business models built on the mobile Internet are adopting more relaxed approaches to the use of their marks.

  • 2,000 websites suspended by UK police

    February 17, 2015

    The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has suspended more than 2,000 websites selling fake luxury goods so far this year, as part of its Operation Ashiko

  • Interview: Captain Wei-Hsu Chen of Taiwan IP Police, Taipei company

    February 13, 2015

    In an interview with Managing IP, captain Wei-Hsu Chen (pictured) of the Taiwan IP Police discusses one of the few law enforcement bodies dedicated solely to criminal IP matters in the region, how the brigade has adapted to online counterfeiting and how a raid in Taiwan can lead to big results worldwide

  • Governments must do more to tackle counterfeits – Unilever head

    June 16, 2014

    The balance between what companies and what governments spend on tackling counterfeits is wrong, with governments needing to do more, said Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, at last week’s International IP Enforcement Summit in London

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