EU report uncovers 27,000 fake shops online

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on EU report uncovers 27,000 fake shops online

A new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has uncovered more than 27,000 online shops marketing trade mark infringing products over a two-month period across four sample countries.

After analysing forty cases in detail, the report concluded that a high degree of affiliation between the detected online shops was very likely. The research indicated that what on the surface seemed like thousands of unrelated e-shops were almost certainly operated by just a few entities marketing trade mark infringing goods to European consumers.

Platforms, such as Demys’ Horizon brand protection system, can be deployed to detect, prioritise and take down infringing shops and retailers. Contact us for further details.

A copy of the full report can be found here.

About Tim Brown Tim is Director of Brand Protection – Demys’ intellectual property protection division. In this role Tim has advised some of the world’s foremost brands on Internet intellectual property matters over the past seventeen years.

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