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First-to-use versus first-to-file trademark regimes

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Red Points examines and compares first-to-use and first-to-file trademark systems and the trademark strategies to be followed under both systems.  

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8 fashion brands employing lateral thinking to counterfeit issues

Posted by Elise Trecul on Thursday, Aug 1, 2019


In the fashion industry, originality is everything. It can’t come as much of a surprise to find that the fashion industry has produced many inventive approaches to the problem of counterfeiting. These brands have stepped beyond the process of searching and reporting fakes, implementing brilliant, proactive measures to take control of the counterfeit fashion industry issue.

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Stitching up the reality behind the counterfeit handbag industry

Posted by Elise Trecul on Friday, Jul 26, 2019

Counterfeit handbags have long since extended from New York City’s Canal street to a plethora of legitimate online channels today. Red Points’ market research investigates this growing trend.

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Do B2B companies have to care about counterfeit issues?

Posted by Rodney Laws on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

If we mention counterfeiting, it’s likely that you think of a B2C environment — and that makes sense. It’s common for a B2C sale to be a one-off event, with the buyer never returning to the seller. It’s also common for a B2C buyer to be sufficiently uninformed that they never realize they bought a fake (or realize too late to do anything about it).

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Where are the IP offices around the world?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The following list includes a number of intellectual property offices around the world. Each item has information on the intellectual property office address, email, and phone number. For an exhaustive list of patent and trademark offices, check out the World Intellectual Property Organization’s directory

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Amazon fake reviews: a problem and a 5-star industry

Posted by Elise Trecul on Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019

Product reviews and star ratings for online shopping are the most important indicator of trustworthiness for consumers. Amazon is striving to find better ways to combat fake reviews, but they have long faced significant obstacles in that battle.

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How to remove a counterfeit from Amazon (step by step)

Posted by Guillermo Berasategui on Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

Your intellectual property is important, so if you’ve found a seller on Amazon who copies your branding, steals your patented designs or sells counterfeits of your product online, then it’s time to act and Red Points is here to help. 

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4 reasons why selling counterfeit goods online is getting easier

Posted by Elise Trecul on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

From 3D printers revolutionizing industry, to checkout systems on social media, as well as delivery logistics becoming more trustworthy, technology has given sales a huge helping hand for authentic brands and counterfeiters alike.

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6 Low-Key Ways Your Brand Can Be Devalued Really Fast

Posted by Red Points on Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Brand loyalty is more important today than ever before, owing largely to the boundless options of the internet, the convenience of online retail, and the rise of ethical consumerism. Trying to succeed with an unmemorable (or unpopular) brand will inevitably see you overlooked — consequently, you need to be very wary of effects that can cause brand devaluation.

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What is gray market and how to protect against it

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

As the name implies, the gray market isn’t illegal, but it’s not really officially sanctioned by brands, either. In this article, we’ll talk about what it is, the effect it has on brands, and how to protect against it.

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