Liability of Internet intermediaries for the sale of counterfeit products in Peru

Mercadodepulgas.com is a successful Spanish start-up that runs an online platform where users can buy and sell second-hand products. Sofas, bikes, electronic devices and the like are exchanged in the platform. The website and app have become very popular due to the ease of its use and its effectiveness in allowing users to get in touch.

Record number of counterfeiting products intercepted and destroyed by IMPI in 2019

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has announced that it has ordered the destruction of a record 5,087,662 counterfeiting products during the year 2019. These destructions were carried out by IMPI in collaboration with the National Corporate Counsels Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

How to protect your IPR online

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European SMEs seeking to expand their businesses towards the Latin American region consider the Internet as a preferential channel to do so. With the Internet being such an easy entrance for new products and services, it can also be used by forgers from all over the world as an instrument to sell counterfeit goods or commit any kind of Intellectual Property (IP) frauds.