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.
China’s appetite for consumer goods and western brands is growing. Alibaba, China’s largest online retail group, has been on a mission to entice big brands to their sites in recent years.
This article looks at the wider economic impacts caused by high levels of counterfeiting, and how these impacts negatively affect all levels of society.
Our helpful guide to protecting your creative works, explaining copyright, and clearing up some confusion around the issue.
The creators of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) have filed a major lawsuit against Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, citing apparent copyright infringement from Epic Games.
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.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations may bring stronger Intellectual Property Protection.
3D printing stands to change the very fabric of society and the nature of production. Prominent economist & journalist Paul Mason has surmised that 3D printing will bring society into a new industrial era and spell the end for capitalism in its current form. Whether you believe the technology will be this impactful or not, one thing is undeniable; intellectual property will be more vulnerable than ever.
We look at how exploding hoverboards have shown us that patents can be detrimental to IP protection, and how innovation is hurt by counterfeiting.