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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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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 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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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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Food Huggers, Kickstarter to kicking out fakes

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Friday, Oct 20, 2017

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.

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What exploding hoverboards teach us about patents

Posted by David Casellas on Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

We look at how exploding hoverboards have shown us that patents can be detrimental to IP protection, and how innovation is hurt by counterfeiting. 

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The top counterfeit-selling sites & how to stop them

Posted by David Casellas on Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

We look at the top websites for selling counterfeits, and review their anti-counterfeit and reporting methods.

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[Webinar] Stephen Key: How to protect your product idea

Posted by Gordon Mcconnell on Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

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.

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The counterfeit trend threatening to destroy fashion

Posted by David Casellas on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

There is an emerging niche trend in counterfeits, and it threatens to destroy luxury fashion. Why are replicas so dangerous? 

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[Webinar] Understanding counterfeits and IP protection in China

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

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