INFORM Act Aims To Uncover Online Counterfeit, Stolen Goods

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.

IACC Program Expands Amazon Anti-Counterfeiting Tools

The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have expanded their joint program by offering participants insight into the counterfeit sales volumes of known infringers.

GAO Report Highlights Issue Of Counterfeit Products

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.

Report: Amazon Faces Cyber Security Concerns 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.

IHA Weighs Counterfeit Housewares Impact

CHICAGO— Phil Brandl, the president of the International Housewares Association, told HomeWorld Business that the association is working to analyze and respond to the problem of counterfeit products as it impacts the housewares industry.