IN THE HEADLINES
WHAT TO WATCH
Amazon forms a crime team
Former prosecutors have been added to Amazon’s anti-counterfeit efforts.
BIC ITC victory
The expanding toolbox for brands’ enforcement strategies.
Other brands are taking a similar path.
For more on the ITC, see the BPP March 2020 edition article “How Brand Owners Can Use the ITC to Knock Out Knockoffs“.
Little known entry port into the U.S.
We typically think of the traditional ports of entry when looking to enforcements resources in the U.S., but we know counterfeiters figure out unique routes to get their products into the intended markets. Through International Falls, Minnesota? Yes they do, but the authorities are ready.
WHAT TO WATCH
Hermes counterfeiting trial-internal defendants
Shedding a light on the internal threat of counterfeiting.
Keep attune to COVID vaccine development and beware
As we head into the end of 2020, more and more claims of vaccines will emerge.
Black Friday may be different this year
Have your third party manufacturers moved to producing counterfeits to fill capacity during these COVID times? Be cautious. Time to audit before goods flood the pre-holiday marketplace? See recent the report in The Bulletin advocating for the need for legislation from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | SEPTEMBER 2020 | VOLUME 5 NUMBER 3
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