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Amazon and eBay Marketplaces Ideal Outlets for Counterfeits


Jan 10, 2017 - By TCR Press Release
When e-commerce giants eBay and Amazon try to monopolize profits, the collateral damage for manufacturers and consumers can be enormous, and devastating.
 
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Alibaba sues sellers of counterfeit goods   external link


Jan 04, 2017 - By Arjun Kharpal
The Chinese firm filed a lawsuit against two sellers of fake Swarovski watches on its eBay-like Taobao platform claiming 1.4 million yuan ($201,482) in damages.
 
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Amazon Doubles Marketplace Deliveries in 2016   external link


Jan 03, 2017 - By CNBC
Amazon.com shipped 50 percent more items this holiday season than last for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall.
 
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Run-DMC founder sues Amazon, Wal-Mart over trademark   external link


Dec 30, 2016 - By Reuters
A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.
 
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eBay Fake Police Badges and ID Endanger the Public


Dec 29, 2016 - By TCR Press Release
After 6 months, eBay continues to engage in a particularly serious threat to national security, consumer safety and public confidence, selling fake law enforcement badges and ID.
 
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Consumers Vulnerable To Holiday Gift Return Scam


Dec 26, 2016 - By TCR Press Release
Approximately one third of web purchases, almost $20 billion, are returned or exchanged after the holidays leaving millions of consumers at risk. A simple product switch scam defrauds both retailers and consumers.
 
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Alibaba Named to U.S. Notorious Markets List for Counterfeits


Dec 23, 2016 - By TCR Press Release
The Office of the United States Trade Representative condemned Alibaba, adding them to their list of the world’s most notorious markets for counterfeit goods.
 
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Alibaba Faces Growing Pressure Over Counterfeit Goods   external link


Dec 22, 2016 - By Cao Li - New York Times
American trade officials said that they had added Taobao, the Alibaba Group's sprawling online shopping bazaar in China, to their list of the world's most notorious markets for fakes.
 
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Drugs, Guns, and Fake Kicks: Inside the Counterfeit Economy   external link


Dec 22, 2016 - By Steve Dool
Bruce Foucart, director of U.S. Homeland Security’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, reports Paris Charlie Hebdo killers funded gun cache through the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on the streets of Paris.
 
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eBay Won't Tell Holiday Gift Givers - You Bought a Fake


Dec 21, 2016 - By TCR Press Release
Holiday gift givers flocked to the internet in hopes of finding bargains, but that good deal may not be what you think. You may have received a fake -- and eBay won't tell you, even when they know.
 
 

 
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