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How to report trademark infringements on Amazon

Posted by Ryan Williams on Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Your intellectual property is important, so if you’ve found a seller on Amazon who copies your branding, steals your patented designs or sells online counterfeits of your product, then it’s time to act. Follow this simple guide, and Red Points can help you report fakes on Amazon and have them removed from the platform.

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[Live stream] The release of Red Points Academy - April 25th

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

Red Points is hosting the release of its online IP learning resource, Red Points Academy, in a live-streamed event.

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How to report intellectual property infringements on Etsy

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Has someone stolen your designs? Are they copying your branding, or using your art? These are all common issues that we’re familiar with at Red Points, so we’re here to help.

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How counterfeiters manipulate keywords to evade brand protection

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Red Points' brand protection analysts have been researching how and why the problem of counterfeiting on ecommerce sites remains. Our findings demonstrate the ability of counterfeiters to manipulate keywords and othet text to avoid detection on ecommerce sites.

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How online counterfeiters dodge traditional IP enforcement

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Apr 9, 2018

In the west, we have strong laws designed to defend intellectual property and to protect innovators. But the internet is still littered with counterfeit products. So how is this happening? We’ve identified a number of strategies and loopholes used by counterfeiters to circumvent IP protection.

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How to report a seller on eBay

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Apr 6, 2018

So, you’ve found someone selling counterfeit copies of your product on eBay. You’re not the first. Here at Red Points, we deal with problems like these constantly, so we’ve created this straightforward guide to help you report the eBay seller, and to take down those fake products.

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5 more counterfeit products that are seriously dangerous

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

Counterfeit products are low-quality imitations of original items. Shoes that should last over a year look worn out in months, headphones with awful sound quality. While the quality of counterfeit items can sometimes come close to the authentic products they aim to mimic, the money that customers save on products sometimes comes at a tremendous cost. Here are some products Red Points advises consumers to be extra careful that they’re getting the real deal. You can find the first five products here.

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Counterfeiters' online platforms of choice

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Mar 23, 2018

Since Marty McFly flew across a pond in Back to the Future Part II, the world has been eagerly awaiting the invention of a hoverboard. In 2013, the world got a little closer to realising their dream with the announcement of Inventist’s Hovertrax. Sadly, this creation was marred by the work of counterfeiters.

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Shanzhai 101 - How to scam an industry out of billions

Posted by Ryan Williams on Monday, Mar 19, 2018

If I mention Chinese counterfeit products, what do you imagine? Your mind might jump to comically poor knock-offs, like the ones below. Would you have imagined an immense network of highly professional manufacturers? An industry leading the charge in East Asian innovations? If not, you should probably make yourself aware of shanzhai.

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Fake Six Nations rugby jerseys, the price of popularity?

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Mar 9, 2018

Red Points test how easy it is to find and buy fake rugby jerseys and their quality.

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