Webinar: How Search Engines Can Support Brands and Fight the Fakes

8 Oct 2019

Millions of locations online are dedicated to infringing intellectual property, including offering copyright content without any licence and selling counterfeit products. It doesn’t stop there. Infringers will fake accounts to harvest data, run operations to trap people into paying for services that they never receive and promote products that are illegal and often dangerous.

Working directly with apparel and footwear brands, search engines have the ability to maximize intellectual property and consumer protections.

Yet, with up to 60% of search engine results linking to online locations that infringe IP, including selling counterfeits, these locations can trap consumers into paying for products that are illegal, substandard and unsafe. This puts consumers at risk, destroys trust in brands, and diverts revenue from legitimate businesses. Ceasing this unlawful activity and building a cooperative network that supports a brand’s authenticity and protects the global consumer requires a concerted and collaborative industry resolution. This webinar discusses where the risks are, and how search engines can support fighting the fakes.

Join us as we analyse:

  • What is happening online, with practical case study examples on issues affecting the pharma, sports, consumer product, motoring and electrical sectors.
  • The case law that shows how search engines can be required to do more.
  • Next steps that brands can take to achieve greater cooperation from search engines.


Simon Baggs
CEO & Co-Founder at Incopro
Partner and Head of Intellectual Property at Wiggin LLP

Helen Saunders
Helen Saunders Chief Product and Customer Solutions Officer at Incopro

Dan Glover
Technology Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP


Christina Mitropoulos (Government Relations Representative AAFA)


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