Brand wins in the battle against counterfeiters and pirates

It has been a banner week for brands battling counterfeiting and piracy on the web. Earlier this week, ICE shut down a few hundred sites while Chanel, in a landmark case, gained control over 600 sites.

Moreover, Chanel was granted a court order to stop traffic leading to those sites from popular search and social sites including Facebook, Yahoo!, Bing, Twitter & Google. While some feel that this decision is too broad, we hope that this judgment will help companies protect their brands and the consumers that love them.