Topic: Anti-counterfeiting

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Evaluating corporate anti-counterfeiting efforts after the pandemic

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Anti-counterfeiting efforts have become a cost of doing business, with many companies allocating significant resources to fighting counterfeits, utilising technology and working closely with key stakeholders. INTA takes a close look at the ever-increasing sophistication of counterfeiters and argues that more must be done to combat the scourge of fake goods entering the market.

29 September 2023

How to identify and subvert counterfeiters in e-commerce marketplaces

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

The internet economy represents around 15% of the world’s GDP, making it the perfect target for bad actors with a taste for counterfeiting. To protect themselves online, brands need a solid detection and enforcement strategy to prevent financial and reputational damage.

29 September 2023

Mexico: Refreshed regime takes aim at administrative infringements and criminal counterfeiting

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Significant changes to domestic IP regulations following the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement and a more proactive approach to the trade in fakes is good news for rights holders.

29 September 2023

Italy: Stronger enforcement dovetails with augmented border control and harsher punishments

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Over 20 specialised IP courts utilise the country’s laws – particularly its Code of Industrial Property – to halt infringement and prosecutive infringers. Concurrently, national Customs and border control efforts continue the good fight against the flow of offline fakes.

29 September 2023

Germany: EU directives, international treaties and domestic initiatives boost IP protection

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

German anti-counterfeiting authorities found their work in national legislation harmonising with EU initiatives and contracted international treaties (eg, the Paris Convention). This sturdy foundation supports the country’s border measures, criminal prosecution, civil enforcement and infringement prevention.

29 September 2023

Securing your online brand: A step-by-step guide to conducting a comprehensive brand risk assessment

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

In the face of myriad online risks, brands must proactively defend themselves through a multi faceted strategy that encompasses domain portfolio management, malware distribution and phishing attacks.

29 September 2023

South Africa: Targeted law is already scoring big wins against domestic fakes

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

The Counterfeit Goods Act is a crucial new weapon in the battle against homegrown infringement, setting out the procedures and penalties needed to take on counterfeiters.

29 September 2023

Romania: Customs doubles down on flow of counterfeits across non-EU borders

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

The country’s significant borders with non-EU countries increase the pressure and urgency of Customs’ anti-infringement efforts. A system combining domestic and EU laws is proving effective at stemming the tide of fake goods entering by land and sea.

29 September 2023

Building a robust offline anti-counterfeiting programme: China focus

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Digital counterfeiting is on the rise, but brands must remain vigilant when it comes to an offline infringement strategy that tackles the production and distribution of fakes.

29 September 2023

Thailand: Proactive enforcement reduces infringement and increases investor confidence in growing economy

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Concerted government efforts to halt counterfeiting and the flow of fakes are paying off handsomely, but more work is needed to make the country a leading jurisdiction for IP enforcement.

29 September 2023

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