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‘Patent trolls’, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) are firms which do not make or sell anything, but exist solely so as to exploit rights in patents that they obtain from another company. This makes them an increasing...
On 14 June, a case against Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, and guitarist Jimmy Page, went on trial in Los Angeles. The lawsuit, originally filed in May 2014, charges that Led Zeppelin took the opening section of one of its...
Purchasing counterfeit goods can be a costly and dangerous mistake, but, unfortunately, one that is easily made. As counterfeiters are becoming ever-more sophisticated, it is often difficult to establish whether or not the product you are being offered is genuine. To...
Each year, World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (8 June) provides a suitable opportunity to raise awareness of the damaging and potentially dangerous consequences of counterfeiting. In 2016, the theme of the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network’s main event, held in Paris, is ‘Fakes in the...
Could smoking possibly get worse? If you buy counterfeit cigarettes, then yes. Much worse. On the World No Tobacco Day (31 May), SnapDragon brings you an insight into the world of counterfeit cigarettes....
On 27 May 2016, the SnapDragon Monitoring team attended the Real McCoy event in Glasgow aimed at raising awareness of the problem of illicit and counterfeit goods in Scotland....
As World Intellectual Property Day (April 26) draws to a close, we would like highlight the issue of online intellectual property (IP) infringement and its impact on small companies....
Poor quality, potentially unsafe counterfeit goods are putting consumers at risk. Today, World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (8 June), we highlight the dangers of fakes in the toy and nursery industry....