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.
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.
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.
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.
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.