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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 grey market and how to protect against it

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

As the name implies, the grey 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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Instagram and Whatsapp's new checkout feature to rival WeChat pay?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019



WeChat is a monolith in China - a holy grail of network apps, and Instagram and Whatsapp are under its spell. Both are making moves to support in-app shopping and payment capabilities - so what does this mean for brand protection?

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What you need to know about fake Magic cards

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Friday, May 31, 2019

Magic: The Gathering is a hugely popular card game played by fans all over the world. Introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast (WotC), it now has more than 35 million players worldwide. But counterfeit Magic cards is a real headache for fans and WotC alike.

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Fake Cricket Bats and the World Cup

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Friday, May 24, 2019

With the cricket World Cup just around the corner, things are heating up. Fans around the world want to sport their team’s kit and often take to online shopping to find the best deals. Unfortunately, the cricket market isn’t immune to counterfeits. Fake cricket bats, balls, shirts and more can proliferate around World Cup time. In this article, we’ll talk about a few of the most common counterfeits and how you can spot them.

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Amazon inventory management causes authentic vendors to sell fakes

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

 

Amazon's commingled inventory system has led to authentic brands being accused of selling counterfeits, and with it, their reputations ruined

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Parallel imports explained

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

This article examines the gray market issue of parallel importing, the legality of it, and how it impacts the original brand.

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Beware of fake makeup on Mother's Day

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Mother’s Day has become a huge cultural and commercial event in The United States in recent years, and this is especially true for beauty brands. But counterfeiters have taken notice and have jumped on the trend.

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How to stop counterfeit products with Customs and Border Protection

Posted by Ryan Williams on Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Brand protection tends to focus on removing products sold online, but knowing how to stop counterfeits crossing the border can provide a huge boost to your strategy.

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Hard facts about software piracy

Posted by Oyewale Damilare on Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Online piracy is most commonly associated with films and music. But software piracy is a widespread and often ignored side of the issue, one that brands often struggle to prevent.

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