Kickstarter labelled "treasure trove of product designs" for counterfeiters and copycats

Following an investigation by World Trademark Review, leading crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has been labelled “a treasure trove of product designs for would-be counterfeiters and copycats” by a brand protection expert. The investigation found that countless popular crowdfunding projects are being copied and sold on major online marketplaces – often before the legitimate product is available to buy.

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