Alibaba Adds Ex-DOJ, Pfizer Anti-Counterfeiting Pro

Law360, New York (December 22, 2015, 9:39 PM EST) -- In the face of scrutiny from consumers and the U.S. government over the sale of counterfeit products on its sites, Alibaba Group has hired a former federal prosecutor with experience investigating counterfeits for Pfizer Inc. and Apple Inc. to oversee protection efforts, the company announced Monday.

Matthew Bassiur has been appointed as vice president, head of global intellectual property enforcement, at Alibaba beginning in January, according to a company news release. He will lead a team that works with international brands and retail partners, industry associations,...
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