Comsec To Attend Brand Licensing Europe 2018

Comsec are set to attend Brand Licensing Europe 2018. This year’s event is taking place at London’s Olympia Grand between the 9th-11th October. Brand Licensing Europe will bring together leading brand owners, retailers, licensees and manufacturers to network, make deals and trend spot. This year’s exhibitors include: Games Workshop, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, MyMediabox, … Continue reading “Comsec To Attend Brand Licensing Europe 2018”

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Comsec To Attend Brand Licensing Europe 2018
Watchdog Featured on JTI.com For Its Online Crackdown of Illicit Tobacco

Watchdog Featured on JTI.com For Its Online Crackdown of Illicit Tobacco

Watchdog has been featured on Japan Tobacco International’s (JTI) website as part of their online series on The True Cost of Illegal Tobacco. In a video called ‘Illegal Sales Trending Online‘, Watchdog’s Project Manager Alex Jones speaks about the dangers of buying and selling counterfeit tobacco online, and how Watchdog assists in tackling this global issue. … Continue reading “Watchdog Featured on JTI.com For Its Online Crackdown of Illicit Tobacco”

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Six Arrested For Illegal Streaming After Year-Long Investigation

Six Arrested For Illegal Streaming After Year-Long Investigation

Following a year-long investigation coordinated by Europol, six arrests have been made across the UK and Ireland. All six are suspected of illicitly distributing premium TV channels using IPTV (Internet Protocol Television). Police officers carried out house searches on 11 September 2018 in England, Scotland and Ireland. Including a man and a woman, who were arrested by the … Continue reading “Six Arrested For Illegal Streaming After Year-Long Investigation”

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German School Sued Over Use of Copyrighted Photo

German School Sued Over Use of Copyrighted Photo

A school in Germany has been sued over using a copyrighted photo on their website. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the school, based in the western German state of Land North Rhein-Westphalia violated a photographer’s copyright. A student project containing the copyrighted image was published on the school’s website. A pupil at … Continue reading “German School Sued Over Use of Copyrighted Photo”

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Counterfeit Designer Goods Discovered in Stoke-on-Trent Salon

Counterfeit Designer Goods Discovered in Stoke-on-Trent Salon

A businesswoman in Stoke-on-Trent has been ordered to pay over £5000 after counterfeit designer goods were discovered in her tanning salon. Tracey Bell, 53, who runs Alsager Tanning Studio, has been granted three months to pay the fee by Cheshire East Council, or face three months in prison. It follows a successful raid by investigators … Continue reading “Counterfeit Designer Goods Discovered in Stoke-on-Trent Salon”

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Nando’s Force Chicken Shop To Change Name Following Copyright Dispute

Nando’s Force Chicken Shop To Change Name Following Copyright Dispute

A chicken shop in Reading, Berkshire has been forced to change its name following a copyright dispute with Nando’s. Fernando’s (now named Fernandez) received a copyright infringement letter in March 2018 – stating that the name and logo was too similar to that of the internationally acclaimed restaurant chain. The owner of Fernandez, Asam Aziz … Continue reading “Nando’s Force Chicken Shop To Change Name Following Copyright Dispute”

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95 Arrests Made in Europe Against Online Fraudsters

95 Arrests Made in Europe Against Online Fraudsters

95 arrests have been made across Europe against online fraudsters. This follows a joint law enforcement operation between 4 and 15 June 2018. The suspects arrested are believed to be responsible for more than 20,000 fraudulent transactions using compromised credit cards. These transactions are thought to total an estimated €8 million (£7 million). The operation … Continue reading “95 Arrests Made in Europe Against Online Fraudsters”

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Changes To WHOIS Data. What Can You Access?

Changes To WHOIS Data. What Can You Access?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018. But how does the GDPR affect WHOIS data? WHOIS data is now mostly confidential. If you need to access non-public data, you will now need to make a direct request to the registrar of the website – outlining why you require the … Continue reading “Changes To WHOIS Data. What Can You Access?”

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Thousands of Counterfeit Prosecco Bottles Seized in Coventry

Thousands of Counterfeit Prosecco Bottles Seized in Coventry

Thousands of bottles of counterfeit prosecco have been seized in Coventry. The Food Standards Agency obtained a shipment of bottles of sparkling wine that had been incorrectly labelled as Prosecco. The bottles appeared to have originated from Moldova. They had been classified as though it had been sourced from Italy. The Italian region around Venice and Trieste … Continue reading “Thousands of Counterfeit Prosecco Bottles Seized in Coventry”

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018 To Take Place On 6 June

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018 To Take Place On 6 June

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018 is to take place on Wednesday 6 June. The annual campaign is now in its 20th year. It was established by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network (GACG). The GACG is an international network of national and regional IP protection and enforcement organisations. There are currently 21 Members, covering more than 40 countries. … Continue reading “World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2018 To Take Place On 6 June”

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