Topic: Anti-counterfeiting

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Brazil: new National Plan to Combat Piracy is encouraging news for rights holders

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Brazil has no specific statute dealing exclusively with online IP infringement, but the legal framework – including the Internet Law – provides an enforcement system against online counterfeiting activities.

15 April 2022

Creating a global anti-counterfeiting network

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

As trends in anti-counterfeiting quickly evolve, it is critical that brand professionals can quickly and easily reach into their local, regional and global networks to benchmark, discuss relevant updates and information and share potential solutions.

15 April 2022

Turkey: registration with Customs is a powerful option for brand owners

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

To prevent the loss of evidence, or if the counterfeiting products are harmful to human health, seizure operations can be conducted ex officio by the police upon the order of the public prosecutor.

15 April 2022

South Africa: shared borders and transshipments make it challenging to halt the flow of fakes

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

To ensure that rights holders take full advantage of the anti-counterfeiting programmes in South Africa, it is essential that they develop relationships with local law enforcement agencies such as the police and Customs.

15 April 2022

Counterfeiting and piracy – the global impact

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Transnational criminal organisations continue to take advantage of the low risk, high reward of counterfeiting crimes.

15 April 2022

Mexico: supporting and educating Customs can be key for brand owners

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Customs authorities comprise thousands of people trying to do their jobs within the confines (and shortcomings) of the relevant legislation. Customs officials have to deal with a limited mandate, scarce resources and the ever-growing risk of being the target of violence.

15 April 2022

Greece: sea ports remain a key route for counterfeits

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Greece is one of five EU member states that accounts for more than 90% of the total detentions of suspected counterfeit goods in the EU internal market. It appears in the top ranks for detentions by number of items and the estimated value of items detained.

15 April 2022

United States: multi-pronged approach is needed to tackle counterfeiters online

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Grey market goods do not qualify as counterfeit; therefore, distributors and sellers of grey market goods are not subject to criminal penalties. However, rights holders may have other claims against such distributors and sellers based on other intellectual property or contract laws.

15 April 2022

Developing a multiplatform approach to counterfeiting

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Counterfeiters are criminals with business acumen. They are cunning, agile and vigilant. To wage a war against counterfeiting, brand owners need to develop a multiplatform approach to cover all bases.

15 April 2022

Importance of online brand enforcement increases

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Owing to the increase in online sales of counterfeits, organising raids at the premises, stores, warehouses or places of manufacture of infringers is no longer enough to deal with counterfeiting.

15 April 2022

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