Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Counterfeiting Study (2016)

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released a study titled, “Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting.” Here is a sample of the study’s statistics: 86% of global physical trade-related counterfeiting is linked to…

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IPFridays.com Interview with Ron Alvarez

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com Ron is interviewed by IP Attorney Ken Suzan about tracking IP “Proceeds of Crime” and money laundering, as well as social media monitoring. Link to IP Fridays Interview with Ron Alvarez http://bit.ly/2e3UOcE Disclaimer: This blog is offered as a service to the professional IP community. While every effort has been made…

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The Perils of Using Chinese Contract Investigators

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com One of the essential strategies used by brand holders to acquire information about the promoters behind the counterfeiting of their IP is to seek out the assistance of reliable local contract investigators. The application of this approach, however, is particularly challenging in certain parts of China. Systemic Fraud According to…

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IP Networking and Zero Tolerance

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com In a prior post titled, “Assessment of Jurisdictional Public and Private IP Crime Resources,” I said, “One basic complication to assessing an IP holder’s security risks, and activating strategies to address those risks will, in part, depend on the IP protection laws and the force behind the jurisdictional (foreign and…

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