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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on 24th June is being marked this year with a series of events across the globe and an awards presentation.

Counterfeiting is a global problem that simultaneously attacks legitimate businesses, threatens the livelihoods of honest worker and contributes to the criminal profits of organised criminal gangs. 438 more words


Help Us Fight Fakes, Alibaba's Security Chief Tells Global Brands

When it comes to fighting fakes, Alibaba’s head of internet security says cooperation beats the courtroom any day.

Ni Liang, who runs the Hangzhou, China-based company’s anti-counterfeiting operations, was speaking to Reuters days after Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands owned by Paris-based Kering SA sued Alibaba in New York, alleging the e-commerce giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell fakes. 635 more words


Company Behind Gucci, Other Luxury Brands Suing Alibaba Over Claims Of Counterfeit Goods

Fighting the rising tide of counterfeit goods is a constant battle for luxury brands, and a big priority if they want to stay in business. That’s why a French company behind luxury brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta and sportswear names like Puma is suing Chinese online marketplace Alibaba, claiming it’s making it easy for customers to buy counterfeit goods in bulk through its websites. 493 more words

Campaign educates consumers about counterfeit beauty products

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and  other City of London Police units are supporting a campaign this week that aims to stop consumers from buying harmful counterfeit beauty products. 146 more words

Consumer Protection

Alibaba Sued by Luxury Brands Over Counterfeit Goods

A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products throughout the world. 373 more words


Buyer beware

Whilst we haven’t seen many gypsies here, the Africans selling rip off bags are out in numbers. To be fair, if you come across them in the back streets they seem to leave you alone, but of you see them in the tourist areas they hassle you to buy a bag. 128 more words


Focus on Business: Curbing Counterfeit Sales for Handbags

It is a common problem all over the world- the sale of counterfeit luxury goods. Intellectual property laws are flaunted and copycat goods are sold on Canal Street in New York City or hotspots such as the ShenZhen market in China. 123 more words