In the second of two blog postings on marketplaces, Nancy reviews examines emerging trends, enforcement actions and best practices.
Mobile-only marketplaces are among the most exciting emerging trends in global eCommerce. Merca...ri is a Japanese start-up with 32 million downloads, 7 million from the U.S. Brand owners need to understand what happens when people shop via their mobile device. Consumers can snap a photo of an item they want to sell, post a listing and rate buyers and sellers.
Social media chat apps include What’s App which has over a billion users. Direct marketing organizations are using these...Read More
In Part 1 of a 2-part blog on marketplaces, Zac reviews the current global eCommerce Landscape
Global eCommerce is exploding. Total online retail sales will almost double in next four to five years and will represent 12.5% of total retai...l sales in 2020, compared to 7.5% of total retail sales today.
This phenomenal growth is attracting vast numbers of online retailers. There are already millions of online retailers across the globe. Of the $3.5 trillion total volume expected by 2020, marketplaces are expected to own almost 40%.
While the well-known online marketplaces such as Alibaba, Amazon and eBay...Read More
The Second Annual MarkMonitor Summit was held in New York City on April 12th. MarkMonitor® brought together leading experts from a broad variety of industries and government agencies to share best practices and enforcement strategies for brand ...protection, domain management, and digital piracy. The Summit was also an excellent opportunity to interact with individual Client Service Managers (CSMs) from both the Domain Management and Brand Protection departments.
The event kicked off with an opening keynote from Phillippa Scarlett, United States Deputy Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President. Ms. Scarlett discussed the role of IPEC in...Read More
On Monday February 1st I was interviewed on San Francisco’s KCBS Radio about the counterfeiting of Super Bowl merchandise. This is an edited transcript of the interview.
KCBS: Thousands of people are descending on the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50. Ever...yone wants to take home some souvenirs: merchandise, memorabilia, tickets and the like are in high demand and counterfeiters know that. They're out in force to provide you with every trinket you could possibly want except, well, except real sanctioned stuff.
For more on the amount of counterfeit goods Super Bowl brings in and tips on what to look out...Read More
In their continued efforts to protect us from the dangers of unauthorized drugs, the FDA now has the authority to destroy suspicious shipments, at their discretion, without notifying the shipper. First proposed last year, the Food and Drug Administra...tion Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) amendment replaces the previous requirement to return refused drugs to the shipper. They now intend to “better protect the public health by [allowing] for the destruction of certain refused drugs, thus increasing the integrity of the drug supply chain.” Once destroyed, the drugs can no longer be re-shipped in the hope that the products will slip past...Read More