Anti-counterfeiting

Diesel’s ‘Go with the Fake’ campaign goes viral; does it undermine the value of authentic products?

Fashion brand Diesel has opened a pop-up store in New York selling so-called ‘fake fakes’. The move encourages consumers to “wear whatever they want”, leading some to wonder whether it glorifies counterfeit goods.

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Why the authorities are taking a tougher stance on trademark infringement in the Chinese food industry

Recent criminal cases involving fake food labels have highlighted the tough stance taken by the authorities in counterfeit food cases.

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Apex court: TDOs may declare that goods are imitations

The Federal Court has considered the meaning and significance of Section 9 of the new Trade Descriptions Act 2011.

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Alibaba on the offensive: warns brands not to trust Notorious Markets List, undecided on future cooperation

​​​​​​​Alibaba Group continues to talk tough in the wake of Taobao remaining on the USTR's latest Notorious Markets List, now suggesting that brand owners should no longer trust the report.

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"INTA can serve as the connector": new president on the association’s expanded anti-counterfeiting role

Tish Berard, 2018 president and chair of the board of directors at INTA, expands on the co-ordination role the association can play in the global fight against counterfeiting.

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Pharma brands warned not to be ‘trademark bullies’, Turkey on top, and world’s oldest mark: news round-up

We look at Turkey moving to the top of the European trademark filing league, Activision prevailing in a lawsuit in China, and a warning to pharma brands.

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Super Bowl star tackles fakes, Chinese trademark record and Redskins return to court: news round-up

In our latest news round-up, we look at an education initiative from the UKIPO which has received some criticism, Canada Goose’s attempt to tackle a network of unnamed counterfeiters, and much more.

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Chinese government questions “objectivity and credibility” of USTR’s Notorious Markets List

The Chinese government's Commerce Ministry has claimed the USTR's latest report lacks “solid evidence” to include the nine Chinese marketplaces accused of engaging in rampant IP infringement.

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Alibaba labels itself a “scapegoat” as Taobao remains on USTR's Notorious Markets List

​​​​​​​The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the latest edition of its annual Review of Notorious Markets. The re-admission of Taobao to the list has spurred owner Alibaba Group to label itself a "scapegoat".

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Mexico: Cat and mouse: how rights holders chase online infringers

The anonymity offered by the Internet is a significant lure for infringers. However, despite the online landscape being largely ungoverned, Mexican rights holders can still take steps to protect their intellectual property.

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Protecting intellectual property online

The primary challenge for most brand owners in China is the prevalence of counterfeit goods on Chinese e-commerce sites. The most popular of these have efficient complaint filing systems and rights holders are advised to learn how to use these mechanisms effectively.

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Original equipment manufacturers and customs administrative enforcement

Original equipment manufacturing (OEM) is an important means of economic development for China, and disputes relating to trademark infringement in the OEM model have become a problem that cannot be ignored.

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Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Chile

Counterfeiters are increasingly using Chilean ports to enter Latin America. Chile is one of the most stable and strongest economies in the region, and the country’s geography makes it an attractive gateway to the continent for products manufactured in Asia.

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Russia’s trademark landscape buoyant despite economic and political woes: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s country data report we turn our attention to Russia, analysing key filing statistics and how its brands have fared against the backdrop of a troubled economy and increasingly tense political climate.

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Issue 71