News from legislation and politics

New law initiative against online trade with counterfeits

September 2019 edition | A new legislative initiative is brought forward in Germany by the state of Bavaria via…

Brexit could trigger a surge of counterfeits

February 2019 edition | The UK's exit from the EU could facilitate trade in counterfeits and lower security standards…

EU publishes first-ever counterfeiting watch list

January 2019 edition | With its recently published watch list, the EU aims to encourage action against counterfeiting. The…

Turkey: Unwarranted raid request seen as an act of unfair competition

November 2018 edition | Criminal complaints against alleged traders in counterfeits may be considered unfair competition if the allegation…

British initiative to combat counterfeit trade on social media

September 2018 edition | The anti-counterfeiting campaign Real Deal Online attempts to curb the sale of fakes via social…

Fines for buying counterfeits?

August 2018 edition | To step up the fight against counterfeiting, a German legal expert now demands penalties for…

EU plans to triple budget for border management

June 2018 edition | With a drastic budget increase, the European Commission seeks to strengthen the protection of the…

USA classifies Canada as a high-risk country for IP protection

May 2018 edition | The United States has now added Canada to its watch list of countries that do…

Canadian customs see bad results in piracy protection

April 2018 edition | With a reform of its piracy law three years ago, Canada wanted to strengthen its…

EU calls on China to improve insufficient IP protection

March 2018 edition | In a new report, the EU Commission now sharply criticizes the often inadequate IP protection…