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alibaba indicate improved results in annual highlights on brand protection

Takedown requests on its platforms are down by 44%, and the number of registered brands on its IP Protection Programme is up by 36% say the Alibaba Group in its annual highlights on brand protection. See the Alibaba infographic with a full breakdown of results.

FOODSTUFFS TOPS NUMBER OF DETAINED FAKE GOODS AT EUROPEAN BORDERS

31 million items suspected of violating intellectual property rights, with a street value estimated at over €580 million, were seized at the EU’s borders in 2017, according to a new European Commission Report. Foodstuffs accounted for nearly a quarter of these seized goods, followed by toys, cigarettes and clothing.

Clothing, shoes, bags and watches, which have been purchased online and delivered by courier or post, accounted for 11% of the haul. China continues to be the main source of infringing goods, with nearly 75% of the counterfeit goods coming from the country. Find out what was said in the full report

NO DEAL MEANS NO CHANGE FOR RIGHTS HOLDERS

Currently the UK Government are saying that if there is no deal on Brexit; EU and existing UK IP legislation will remain unchanged for right holders. To keep up-to-date on the latest on Brexit and any potential changes to IPR regulations in the case of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, see the UK government's guidance papers as summarized by the The Alliance for Intellectual Property on the Anti Copying in Design (ACID) website.

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