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US Patent Office Seeks Public Comment on Anti-Piracy

In a recently published Federal Register notice, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is asking the public for ideas about addressing an immeasurable challenge—that of thwarting counterfeiting and piracy in the U.S. Public Comments and Discussion on Anti-piracy and Anti-counterfeiting Solutions Comments about anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures can be made until August 23, …

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HSI and CBP in NYC Warn Public About Holiday Counterfeits

In a co-hosted media event, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in New York highlighted the dangers of buying counterfeit goods and educated consumers on how they can protect themselves. The Dangers of Counterfeit Products CBP spoke about how the department is dedicated to protecting the country while enabling legal …

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Nike Sues for Trademark Infringement, Citing Sneaker Piracy

The complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court in New York on November 30, accuses Bill Omar Carrasquillo (“Omi”) and By Kiy LLC (“Kiy”) of promoting and selling fake Nike sneakers in various color combinations. According to the plaintiff, their activities amount to trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and trademark dilution, significantly …

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How Brands Can Economically Fight Online Counterfeiters

Organizations struggling with brand protection are looking for new ways to combat unscrupulous counterfeiters hawking counterfeit products. One lesser-known though increasingly popular method is to file emergency temporary restraining orders (eTROs). From 2019 to 2021, the number of eTROs filed increased by 70%. This is a less expensive, easier and faster way to deter would-be …

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Back-to-School Warning and Tips About Counterfeit Products

As the school season starts up again, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to warn students and their parents and teachers about the perils of counterfeit products and how to spot the fakes. Their joint effort is designed to educate consumers about the impact that counterfeit goods …

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Nike Files Suit Against Michigan Sellers for Fake Sneakers, NFTs

Nike is stepping up its legal fight with StockX, an online streetwear and sneaker resale marketplace. Earlier this month, Nike alleged that the Michigan-based reseller sold counterfeit sneakers. Back in February, the company filed another lawsuit, claiming that StockX is engaging in trademark infringement by using Nike’s trademark to sell digital versions (non-fungible tokens or …

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