Pictured (L-R): Richard Nash, Acting Head of Global IP; Julie Bainbridge, PayPal Acceptable Use Policy; Steven Liew, Head of Asia Pacific; Isabelle Neo, Anti-Counterfeits Operations
Members of the eBay Inc. Government Relations team joined the China-US Workshop “Cracking Down the Online Sales of Counterfeits” on September 5th, 2012. This workshop, jointly organized by the US Trade Representative and China’s State Administration For Industry & Commerce (SAIC), was organized to discuss strategies, principles and best practices to raise Internet industry standards for fighting counterfeits online. The SAIC is the Chinese regulating agency that provides market supervision and related law enforcement. eBay Inc. was invited as an industry participant because of our trusted platform, global payment services, and a reputation as a great partner to retail businesses.
“We invest significant resources into developing capabilities to keep counterfeits off our platforms because it is in everyone’s best interest to do so. Small retailers need a trusted platform that allows them to make a good living and counterfeits can be disruptive to their businesses. Large brands who are keen to get online need a reputable platform to partner with that also allows them to protect and grow their own brands,” said Richard Nash, eBay’s Acting Head of Global Intellectual Property.
The workshop was held at the SAIC Guesthouse in Beijing. eBay Inc. was repeatedly acknowledged by the US Government and participating rights owners as an industry leader in employing the right approach, tools and methodology to fighting counterfeits online.