In a new effort to deal with counterfeit, stolen and dangerous consumer products that emerge on e-commerce marketplace sites, U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, chair of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, has introduced legislation requiring verification of third-party sellers on e-commerce retail platforms.
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have expanded their joint program by offering participants insight into the counterfeit sales volumes of known infringers.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that federal law enforcement agencies enhance enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) following a GAO report on counterfeit products currently sold on leading e-commerce websites.
Amazon.com is facing cyber security concerns as hackers are said to have targeted third party and independent sellers on the platform to post fake deals and steal money directly from some accounts, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon has begun revealing details of its new Registry program to product manufacturers as it introduces new tools to deter counterfeiting and other intellectual product infringements on its marketplace.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), in partnership with manufacturers of 17 refrigerator brands, will launch a campaign to educate consumers on the growing risk of unknowingly buying counterfeit and deceptively labeled water filters for refrigerators.