In a recent development, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has helped the Chinese police authorities in catching 1,953 suspects involved in crimes related to counterfeiting. The numbers were presented in a report published by the company and was meant for the year 2018.
The company mentioned that it provided 1,634 tips on fake products to the law enforcement departments. The cases solved by authorities related to fake products had a value of 7.9 billion Yuan or 1.16 billion US dollars.
It should be noted that Alibaba has published its annual report on counterfeiting for the fourth time.
Li Xihan Director in charge of intellectual property right protection said that the company has been increasing its anti-counterfeiting efforts in these years. In the year Alibaba launched the original design protection platform since then over 1000 brands have joined the platform.
By the end of the year 2018, 121 brands from 16 countries and regions had joined Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting alliance.