Topic: Anti-Counterfeiting

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Court confirms legality of actions which led to instruction of criminal procedure in IP matter

In a matter that involved the seizure of thousands of allegedly counterfeit products, a criminal court has confirmed that the proceedings were legally compliant, despite a request that they be declared null and void.

22 November 2022

Innovation at the Chilean IP office: spotlight on trademark tools and services

In an update from our regular series on innovation at national IP offices, we hear from representatives at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile.

18 November 2022

Six counterfeit hotspots in Pakistan that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In this update from our series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Pakistan.

16 November 2022

New e-commerce and pharmaceuticals alliance established to tackle counterfeits

Confirmed partners include Amazon, Carousell, Indiamart, Interpol, JD, Lazada, Mastercard and Meta, with the Pharmaceutical Security Institute driving the initiative.

14 November 2022

Vogue publisher sues Drake; Madrid expansion considered; Amazon intel leads to Chinese seizure – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Christian Dior opposing an adult film actress’ trademark, Chinese authorities destroying 3,000 tonnes of fake goods, and much more.

11 November 2022

Huge seizure of infringing Class 3 goods at notorious Lima market sends clear message to infringers

This enforcement action targeted 12 establishments in the Polvos Azules shopping centre, which has been included for many years in the Notorious Markets List of the Office of the US Trade Representative.

11 November 2022

Brand owners take note: 1 January 2023 deadline approaching to file recordals

The deadline for the implementation of the Anti-counterfeiting Authority (ACA)'s dual recordal system for IP rights is fast approaching. IP rights owners should file their recordals now to meet the ACA's requirements for import.

10 November 2022

Legislation and IP policy watch: the current state of play (November 2022)

WTR’s monthly column tracking trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

01 November 2022

Meta unveils new brand protection tool; Red Bull loses UK dispute; North Korean counterfeits – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a new era of deepfake ads, Lisbon joining the European ‘Authenticity’ project, and much more.

28 October 2022

“Bad actors will be held accountable”: behind the scenes at Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit

Amazon CCU director Kebharu Smith reveals the unit’s latest methods to target counterfeiters at scale.

26 October 2022

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