Counterfeit Protection

Automatically find and remove fakes with Red Points’ Counterfeit Protection Solution

How Counterfeit Protection works


Identify counterfeits 24/7


Counterfeit Protection helps you automatically enforce against unauthorized third party sellers or review detections and decide


See the impact of your counterfeit protection actions


Bot-powered search

Counterfeit Protection service scans marketplaces, social media, apps, and websites for potential trademark infringements every hour

Photo analysis

Image recognition technology scans photos to identify counterfeits

Self-improving detection

Machine learning suggests new rules and keyword opportunities


Automation rules

Set up rules that instantly start the enforcement process for counterfeit listings

Validation cards

Use image cards to validate, pause or discard detected counterfeits

High-risk shortlist

Prioritize which potential counterfeit listings require your attention


Performance dashboards

Get full visibility into your counterfeit protection coverage at a glance

Output reports

Measure the impact of your counterfeit monitoring and enforcement actions through different report templates

Data extraction

Use data collected by Counterfeit Protection Software in a way that suits you by exporting it or using our API

Where we protect your revenue from counterfeiters


Detect, validate and remove infringing listings automatically in thousands of marketplaces

Social Media

Take down fake accounts and posts on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram selling counterfeits


Find stand-alone sites hurting your brand and take them down with our unique approach

"They provide us with a really useful portal to use and a great team to support our day-to-day business… And, most importantly, they have the most cutting-edge technology in the market.”


In counterfeits removed

Wei Zhang,
Senior Counsel Brand Protection at PUMA

"Red Points has enabled us to take out just under a quarter of a million fake games out of the market."


Total units removed

Pete Fenlon,

“We managed to restore our customers' trust by taking down 22,000 listings while removing over $2.5 million worth of counterfeits.”


In counterfeits removed

Evan Feldstein,
Vice General Manager and General Counsel at FOREO

“Red Points is helping us reach our long-term goals. The more money and time we have, the more we can focus on Knockaround”


Listings removed

Ed Rainey,
Vice President of Finance and Operations at Knockaround


What can you do to prevent counterfeiting of your brand?

The most elementary step to prevent the counterfeiting of your brand is to register your intellectual property (IP). Thereby you can prove and claim that you are the IP owner when detecting fake products. As a brand owner consider registering these intellectual properties:

A copyright protects the original works of the creator. This can be literary work, music, art, software codes, architecture, and more. While copyright does not protect ideas, the owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to sell, publish, and/or reproduce the protected work. Copyright protection doesn’t need formal registration as creators are automatically granted protection for their work. However, if you want to sell or start enforcing your copyright, registration is recommended.

A patent prevents an invention from being created, sold, or used by any third party without permission. The patent owner holds the right to commercialize his patent including selling or giving licenses to the invention to another party formed in a mutual agreement. You can distinguish between design patents that protect the ornamental appearance of an item and utility patents that cover the functional aspects of an item. Patents, as well as copyrights, expire after a certain period. In the EU, patents usually last 20 years.

Trademarks are symbols, words, phrases, sounds, smells, or color schemes that allow consumers to identify and distinguish the source of goods and services of one company from another. The Nike symbol and Apple logo are examples of trademarks. While patents protect one single innovation, a trademark can cover a range of products or services.

Registering your intellectual property in your own country allows you to start protecting your brand internationally. IP usually needs to be registered in each country under national law as copyrights, patents, and trademarks are not globally valid. Registration processes and fees can differ from country to country. If you want to learn more about building a robust IP portfolio, this Red Points Academy video gives insight into IP classifications and registration processes on a national and international level.

How do you protect your brand against counterfeits?

If you detect counterfeits of your product online, the first step is to take them down. The enforcement process depends on the platform where the infringement takes place.

Usually, ecommerce platforms and social media networks are aware of the problem and provide support for the enforcement process. However, knowing how to proceed on which platform helps you to act timely and efficiently.

Red Points’ Counterfeit Protection Solution utilizes artificial intelligence to automatically detect and remove online counterfeits. With the help of machine learning tools, such as keyword generation and image recognition, we are able to process the information retrieved across thousands of over 500 online marketplaces, websites, and social networks to detect fakes, piracy, or sellers online and allow our customers to take enforcement actions.

What is anti counterfeiting solution and brand protection?

With counterfeiters now able to fully take advantage of the capabilities of the internet, the only way the services above can truly be implemented is by taking advantage of modern anti-counterfeit solutions and brand protection software.

There are four key aspects to an anti-counterfeiting solution:

  • Keyword monitoring
  • Image recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Smart user experience

Keyword monitoring
The first tool of brand protection is keyword monitoring. Counterfeits sold on ecommerce platforms rely on using specific keywords to appear in listings. For brand protection services, this means programming bots to continuously scour high-risk websites, looking for listings and other content with these keywords. Counterfeiters constantly update and change the keywords used to sell fakes in online marketplace listings, so this step is important for brands to keep up.

Image recognition
Image recognition refers to a type of software that can quickly analyze images online. Forms of image recognition vary in complexity. The simpler technology is photo recognition, which can search and find matching images. The most complex form is object recognition, which is able to find physical objects within a photo regardless of their position or placement within the image.

Machine learning
Machine learning is the ability of computers, using systems called neural networks, to repeatedly identify patterns and correlations in data, in order to create more precise and reliable search parameters. Once these new parameters are created, programs of keyword monitoring and image recognition are able to function more effectively to protect your brand online, improvements can be made continually.

Smart user experience
Brand protection is to be used by brands. Therefore, it’s important that the user experience is simple to understand and easy to use. Adopting a modern brand protection service saves a huge amount of time and money compared to hiring a team of lawyers. However, if that service requires the brand to spend hours going through complex data, then there is little advantage over simply employing legal personnel. A smart brand protection service must filter out unimportant details and only show users the details they need to make decisions quickly.

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