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CJEU: Amazon not liable as offender for storing/shipping for third parties

April 2020 edition | Amazon is not liable as offender for IP infringements by third parties if the company…

Covid-19 disrupts counterfeiting – and brand protection

March 2020 edition | The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to a slump in the production of…

Anti-prize Plagiarius awarded to brazen counterfeiters

February 2020 edition | The negative award Plagiarius again exposes blatant counterfeits that violate IP rights of European manufacturers.…

US: Inquiry gives insights into counterfeiters’ methods

January 2020 edition | Fake products worth several hundred million euros are said to have been smuggled from China…

Amazon: Anti-counterfeiting no priority, say former employees

November 2019 edition | Amazon might neglect the fight against counterfeiting to avoid disadvantages for its own business, according…

Google lists counterfeit products prominently in search results

October 2019 edition | Search engines such as Google often take users to online shops that are suspected of…

EU: Customs see massive surge in seizures

September 2019 edition | Customs authorities in the EU confiscated about a quarter more consignments of counterfeit goods in…

Organized crime fuels trade in fakes

July/August 2019 edition | Counterfeiting is increasingly dominated by organized crime syndicates, a recent analysis by Europol and EUIPO…

Young adults susceptible to fakes, study shows

May 2019 edition | A surprisingly large share of the Generation Z is buying counterfeit goods, an international study…

Apple deceived by counterfeit iPhones

April 2019 edition | Two students apparently cheated the technology giant Apple out of hundreds of thousands of euros…