Counterfeiting Sites Seized In Cyber Monday Crackdown

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 6:21 PM EST) -- Customs and law enforcement officials from the U.S. and European Union said Monday they shut down 132 websites for illegally trying to sell counterfeit goods to unknowing consumers on one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.

Agents from U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement office collaborated with officials from the European Police Office and agencies across Europe to seize domain names from entities that were trying to trick shoppers into buying knockoff goods.

The operation came on Cyber Monday, the...
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