Alibaba: “It’s a brand’s responsibility to protect its own brand.”
IP Lasso: We can help.
A recent Wall Street Journal article noted Alibaba’s Taobao was reinstated on a list of notorious marketplaces for fakes in December due in part to “the challenges right holders experience in removing and preventing illicit sales and offers of such goods,” said the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, which maintains the list.
The USTR, in its December report, said Taobao’s expedited takedown program “reportedly remains out of reach,” especially for small- and medium-size businesses, because of stringent eligibility requirements. […]