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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Press release23 February 2015Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

'Alibaba – Who is responsible for keeping out the counterfeits?' from the Your IP Insider blog

It has been criticised in a report from the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) over hosting the sale of counterfeits, among other illegal trading issues.

Data from the SAIC suggests that 63% of listed brand goods on the site are not genuine.

This has kicked-off a battle between the SAIC and Alibaba, with counter-statements from the company and a number of accounts of alleged infringements emerging from both sides.

This blog post by the China IPR SME Helpdesk on Your IP Insider discusses the effectiveness of the mechanisms that Alibaba is taking to protect its customers from infringing products.

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