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How brands can fight back against online counterfeiters on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 22, 2018 4:20:32 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in counterfeits, cyber monday, black friday

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The wait for Nike’s official “France World Champions shirt” causes a flood of fakes to circulate in China

Jul 31, 2018 11:36:08 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand protection, counterfeit, counterfeits, fakes, football, france, french team, two stars, world cup

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Less than a week after France’s FIFA World Cup Final victory, counterfeit models of their World Champions shirt with two stars (representing their two World Cup wins in 1998 & 2018) were on sale in China, according to L’Equipe.

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Top 5 reasons you need our new Swoop tool to help you fight infringements of your brand

Jun 14, 2018 4:56:16 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in brand monitoring, brand protection, counterfeits, fakes, swoop

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Does fighting online infringement seem like a constant battle for your business, wasting your valuable time and resources? Or do you simply not have enough time or know-how to deal with it? If so, you are going to want to hear about our brand-new software, Swoop.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018 - Five Reasons NOT TO BUY Counterfeits

Jun 6, 2018 12:16:46 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in counterfeits, fight fakes, WAC, world anti-counterfeit day 2018

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SnapDragon protect against counterfeit products every day, all day, for businesses of different sizes and sectors. Today in particular is a key date in the global agenda to raise awareness of the issue of counterfeits – World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018. We are of course strong advocates of fighting against illegal counterfeiters, and fully support all efforts to tackle the problem which can be destructive for businesses and dangerous to consumers.

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World Intellectual Property Day 2018!

Apr 26, 2018 5:23:21 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in counterfeits, EUIPO, general IP advice, intellectual property, IPO, WIPO, world intellectual property day, World IP Day

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Every year on 26 April we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day and we are particularly excited about the theme for this year which is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.”

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This World Health Day watch out for the health hazards of counterfeits

Apr 6, 2018 3:42:06 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in counterfeit, counterfeits, EUIPO, fake goods, world health day, world health organisation

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Today is World Health Day (Saturday 7th April) and we all know the importance of keeping healthy, right? Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water and getting a decent sleep are all important for us to maintain our health. However, consideration for the legitimacy of everyday products is often left in the back of our minds as we live our busy lives. Unfortunately, there are billions of counterfeit products currently on the market that are unknowingly purchased, putting the health of consumers at risk. From cosmetics to toys and pharmaceuticals to confectionary, fake products are widely available in every industry. This poses a threat, not only to brands profits and reputations, but more seriously to the wellbeing of consumers.

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Counterfeits: The Dark Side of E-commerce

Mar 8, 2018 11:18:48 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in amazon, brands, Content ID, counterfeit, counterfeits, ebay, ecommerce, fake goods, intellectual property, IP, patents, Shanzhai, SMEs, trademarks

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It used to be that counterfeit goods were contained to street corners and back alley lanes in Asia, but now in this digital world counterfeit goods are widely available all over the globe, exposing new threats to both businesses and consumers.

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Facebook is accused of failing to halt the trade of counterfeit goods online…

Dec 7, 2017 1:09:22 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in buying online, counterfeit, counterfeits, ecommerce, facebook, fakes

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There has been coverage in the press recently about the biggest investigation in Britain into fake goods on social media which identified tens of thousands of listings for counterfeit products on Facebook, including potentially dangerous items.

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We're exhibiting at ABC Kids Expo 2017!

Oct 11, 2017 10:50:28 AM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in ABC Kids expo, children, counterfeit, counterfeits, IP, las vegas, toys

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SnapDragon is delighted to be exhibiting at ABC Kids Expo on 17 – 19 October in Las Vegas where we will be giving free tips on online brand protection.

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The SnapDragon guide to avoid purchasing counterfeits online

Jun 8, 2016 1:12:20 PM / by Alexis Ovenstone posted in counterfeits

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Purchasing counterfeit goods can be a costly and dangerous mistake, but, unfortunately, one that is easily made. As counterfeiters are becoming ever-more sophisticated, it is often difficult to establish whether or not the product you are being offered is genuine. To help you avoid disappointment, and potential harm, we have compiled a list of factors to pay attention to when shopping online.

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