Chanel Files $56 Million Trademark Suit Against eBay Seller

This month, cosmetics firm Chanel filed a trademark infringement suit in the New York Easter District Court against eBay seller Ryan Ladijinsky asking for $56 million in damages, claiming 27 different infringements. The amount the company is seeking also includes punitive damages for what the company claims are Ladijinsky’s willful infringement activities. In the court […]

Alibaba Steps Up Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement

Alibaba Group recently released a series of initiatives to strengthen its intellectual property rights protection. The event happened days after Taobao was put on the blacklist by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for the second consecutive year over suspected counterfeits sold on the eCommerce platform. During the event, the eCommerce giant told brands and rights […]

Alibaba Lands Again on U.S. Government List for Fakes

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Friday (USTR) listed Alibaba’s Taoboa.com marketplace on its list of Notorious Markets as a source of fake and pirated merchandise. The USTR report makes the following accusations: “A high volume of infringing products reportedly continue to be offered for sale and sold on Taobao.com and stakeholders continue […]