The Trademark Counterfeiter’s Depot – Self-Storage Facilities: Another Third-Party Supply Chain Intermediary – Part I

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com Self-Storage facilities around the world have more in common than just providing space at reasonable rates for persons in need of more storage space or in transition—they have been (and continue to be) an often preferred choice for the storage of trademark counterfeits. SELF-STORAGE CRIMINAL MONTAGE SAMPLING December 2014, U.S.…

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Blockchain Research Embraced in Global Fight Against IP Theft

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com “If I understand Blockchain correctly, it will revolutionize tracking of goods somewhat like how GPS revolutionized navigation.” That statement was made by U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, member of the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, at their May 8th congressional hearing on the topic: Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply…

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Nike Counterfeiter Sentenced on Money Laundering Too

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com Last month in an article published in the Portland News titled, “Man Who Trafficked Counterfeit Nike Shoes Sentenced in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud,” written by Maxine Bernstein, she reported that the Oregon U.S. Attorney announced the sentencing of an online (unauthorized) Nike sneakers entrepreneur for counterfeiting and money laundering.[1]

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China and Hong Kong Again Account for Lion’s Share of 2017 U.S. Seizures–No Surprise…But Still!

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security report on “Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics-Fiscal Year 2017, was recently released. The annual imagery of this color-coordinated info-graphic never fails to take my breath away. Link to the complete report: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2018-Feb/trade-fy2017-ipr-seizures.pdf   Disclaimer: This blog is offered as a service to the professional IP community.…

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