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BII: Intellectual property trade war and geopolitical climate

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Friday, Feb 7, 2020

Brand Intelligence Index - Geopolitical landscape

As globalization shrinks the world, new challenges continue to arise for brands that do business across borders. The US-China intellectual property trade war, Brexit, and the EU copyright directive are just a few geopolitical events that are affecting IP in 2020.  

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BII: How gray market sellers will erode brands in 2020

Posted by Elise Trecul on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

When considering brand erosion, the most common topic that springs to mind is a brand’s counterfeits. However, the threats to brands are diversifying. New ways of undercutting their hard-earned reputation have emerged. The 2020 Brand Intelligence Index details the predictions of industry experts, giving actionable insights into what brands should be watching out for in the coming year.

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BII: Counterfeiters testing the waters on Tik Tok, PPC, and more

Posted by Elise Trecul on Friday, Nov 15, 2019

Red Points carried out a survey with over 100 industry professionals, asking them what they saw as the biggest IP-related threats on today’s online ecommerce platforms. This  article outlines the first trend from the five that are set to shape brand protection in 2020.

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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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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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Turkey: The counterfeiters on Europe's doorstep

Posted by Emma Smith on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Though China produces the overwhelming majority of counterfeit products, Turkey has become Europe's gateway for counterfeits by abusing with IP rights and an influx of Syrian refugees.

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What are the economic effects of counterfeit goods?

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Jul 27, 2018

This article looks at the wider economic impacts caused by high levels of counterfeiting, and how these impacts negatively affect all levels of society.

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How to stop super fakes

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Jun 29, 2018

Super fakes are the next evolution in the counterfeiting; bootleg items are now made so well that they are fooling customers and brand experts alike. 

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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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Counterfeiters hunt on crowdfunding sites

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Relying on crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter can open doors for entrepreneurs, but can also give full access to brand abusers looking for new business opportunities to profit from. 

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