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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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Amazon launches Project Zero, aiming to eliminate counterfeits on its platform

Posted by Ryan Williams on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Amazon recently released its newest product, named Project Zero. This article outlines this new initiative and what it means for brands selling on Amazon.

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Patently Infringing: An Overview of Patent Infringement and Defenses Against it

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Saturday, Apr 6, 2019

Red Points examines what are the requirements of patentability, what patent holders need to show to successfully sue for patent infringement under 35 U.S. Code § 271, and defenses available to the accused in a patent infringement lawsuit.

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