Mobile Apps The New Frontier For Counterfeiting

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 6:50 PM EST) -- As the market for smartphone and tablet apps continues to boom, several recent cases show that developers and other rights holders in the still relatively new industry need to be ready to defend themselves against an age-old enemy: counterfeiters.

For dramatic proof, look no further than the U.S. Department of Justice's January bust of SnappzMarket Group and Appbucket Group, two large-scale operations that allegedly sold more than a million knockoff apps before federal prosecutors came knocking. If convicted, the alleged operators are facing up to five...
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