The International Trademark
Association (INTA) and a lobby of
law professors including Creative
Commons co-founder Lawrence
Lessig have locked horns over the
proposed PROTECT IP Act,
currently before US Congress.
The European postal service is
becoming an increasingly
popular channel for counterfeit
goods, according to statistics
released by EU Customs. Last
year the agency seized 48,000
counterfeit goods as they passed
through the postal system
– more than three times the
number seized in 2009.
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Online marketplace operators
can, in certain circumstances, be
held liable for counterfeit goods
sold through its platforms, the
European Court of Justice (ECJ)
Brand owners are being given
an extra 20 days to opt into the
ICM Registry Sunrise B
programme for the ‘.xxx’ toplevel
domain (TLD). Originally
scheduled to last for 30 days,
the sunrise will now run for a
total of 50 days from September
7, finishing on October 28.