The sale of counterfeits through websites operated from outside the jurisdiction has been a thorn in the side of brand owners for many years. In a high profile decision the Court of Appeal confirmed that brand owners may obtain orders against UK Internet Service Providers obliging them to block websites offering fakes. There is no doubt that the decision is a positive one for brand owners, but how far does it really go in solving the problem?
Elaine O’Hare explores the implications for brand owners and ISPs alike.
Read the article, first published in Drapers' World