This week the European Commission announced new measures to ensure intellectual property rights are properly protected across member states, thereby encouraging European countries to invest in innovation creativity. The Commission justifies the new measures by noting that IP-intensive sectors account for around 42% of EU GDP, generate about 38% ofRead More
This year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in the history of the United States. The availability of online goods and the lure of low, bargain prices presents the opportunity for counterfeit goods to enter the market, fooling unsuspecting buyers. This provided the perfect set of conditions for ICE to continue its targeting ofRead More
The Thanksgiving season offers much to enjoy: football, dinner with extended family, Hallmark movies, and fantastic shopping deals. Black Friday, and more recently Cyber Monday, have become almost synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday that precedes them. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than 154 million consumersRead More
A new study from Toronto-based Forum Research shows that a majority of Canadians believe plain packaging is a waste of government resources. According to the survey, 65% of respondents believe that standardized plain packaging is “unnecessary” and a “waste of government resources.” Additionally, 81% of respondents noted that “brandingRead More