Amazon and the US government team up to thwart online counterfeits

This isn’t a completely new collaboration . Amazon routinely provides the IPR Center with data for known counterfeiters, and the company partnered with five others and the IPR Center in an effort to stamp out COVID-19 fraud.

Still, this is an acknowledgment that counterfeits remain a problem at online stores like Amazon. While automated systems and anti-counterfeit teams help, it can be difficult to stop every possible bogus product from reaching virtual shelves. A joint operation like this theoretically gives both Amazon and the government a much better insight into the true scope of counterfeiting.