20 April 2021

Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance calls on EU policy-makers to apply KYBC principle to all online intermediaries

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance co-signs two letters to the European Parliament and Council of the EU calling for stronger Know Your Business Customer (KYBC) rules in the EU. Together with 80 organisations, the Alliance stresses that the Commission’s DSA proposal which introduces KYBC obligations in the context of online marketplaces only is a missed opportunity to address the broad range of illegal content and counterfeit, unsafe, non-compliant and substandard products online. 
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14 April 2021

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance publishes its recommendations on the Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance publishes its key recommendations on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal and calls on Members of the European Parliament and the Member States to raise the level of ambition of the text in the upcoming legislative negotiations, to fully ensure a counterfeit-free online environment.
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15 December 2020

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance calls on the European Parliament and Member States to increase the level of ambition of the European Commission’s Digital Services Act proposal

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance welcomes the Commission’s Digital Services Act proposal as a step forward, but notes it falls short of meaningfully protecting consumers from the growth of online sales of counterfeited goods. The TAC Alliance urges MEPs and national governments to introduce a horizontal obligation for all online intermediaries to implement proactive and stay-down measures, as part of the upcoming negotiations on the proposal.
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02 December 2020

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance publishes its position paper on the Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance, which brings together nearly 100 companies across all industrial sectors and over 20 trade associations and NGOs, publishes its position paper on the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA).
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25 November 2020

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance says IP Action Plan is only a first step, counterfeiting should be addressed in Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance, which brings together nearly 100 companies across all industrial sectors and over 20 trade associations and NGOs, welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s Intellectual Property (IP) Action Plan and its call to better protect intellectual property rights. However, we are concerned about the apparent lack of ambition of the Commission to properly address counterfeiting through horizontal and legally binding solutions.
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20 October 2020

Together Against Counterfeiting Alliance calls for ambitious proactive measures against online counterfeiting in upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA)

The Together Against Counterfeiting (TAC) Alliance, which brings together nearly 100 companies across all industrial sectors and over 20 trade associations and NGOs, welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament’s plenary of three own initiative reports on the Digital Services Act (DSA). While we salute the call for stricter and horizontal rules online, we believe that the current set of proposals will not be sufficient to prompt online actors to adequately address the worrying growth of counterfeit goods online.  
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