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.
Why are shoes the most counterfeited product, and what steps can footwear companies take to end high-quality counterfeiting?
Red Points outlines how to report counterfeit products in the United States, and why you should do so if you see a counterfeit product.
A new OECD report provides some disconcerting information on counterfeit technology products, which are worth a third of all counterfeit trade.
We look at how changing habits of shoppers, including the rise of commerce apps such as Wallapop, can be utilised in selling counterfeit products in ways that are difficult to track.