Food Huggers combine the very essence of simple but effective design that improves lives. But this Kickstarter success story was plagued by illegal copies from day 1.
We look at how exploding hoverboards have shown us that patents can be detrimental to IP protection, and how innovation is hurt by counterfeiting.
We look at the top websites for selling counterfeits, and review their anti-counterfeit and reporting methods.
The explosion of e-commerce activity in the past decade has presented small businesses with previously unthinkable access to the global market. However, with this has come the rapid increase of counterfeiting, on an industrial scale.Counterfeiting accounts for 5% of all commercial imports to the European Union and is worth an estimated $461 billion dollars every year. This situation has presented innovators and small business with the challenge of protecting their innovations and intellectual property.
There is an emerging niche trend in counterfeits, and it threatens to destroy luxury fashion. Why are replicas so dangerous?
Red Points has teamed up with the EU's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk for small and medium enterprises, and GH IP & Legal services to put together a webinar on China and IP protection.
Like many e-commerce sites, eBay has struggled with counterfeit. Learn how to report a counterfeit on the site.
Red Points investigates how Amazon distribution channels can be corrupted by counterfeiters, and how Amazon sellers can protect products.
Red Points outlines 5 guidelines for companies considering selling products in China, covering market-specific, cultural and legal information.