Don’t shoot the messenger: Should internet service providers police counterfeit websites?
In the fight to crack down on counterfeit goods and fake websites, are internet service providers (ISPs) accountable? A new ruling last Friday by the High Court of England & Wales is likely to become a landmark case for luxury brands and consumers, after Justice Richard Arnold ruled that ISPs, also known as “intermediaries whose services are used by a third party to infringe an intellectual property right”, should police trademark infringement at scale.
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