The problem of fake mobile apps continues to grow and to attract attention. In his recent LegalMatter blog post, attorney Brian Meli highlighted the fact that almost all major brands spend “considerable time, energy and treasure to safeguarding their valuable trademark and copyright assets from would-be infringers” in the online world. However, he says most are ignoring the enormous infringement activity in the mobile app marketplaces.
For three years now, IP Lasso has been at the forefront of the battle to bring rogue apps under control. Not only do they often contain viruses and malware, but they can steal all sorts of personal data from a user’s device (see our previous posts about location tracking and WireLurker malware). […]