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U.S. Adds WeChat, AliExpress to Notorious Piracy Market List

  • Trade Representative has issued name-and-shame list since 2011
  • Pinduoduo, Taobao, Baidu Wangpan, DHgate.com remain on list
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WATCH: The U.S. added Tencent’s WeChat and Alibaba’s AliExpress to its list of notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy, Eric Martin reports.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.S. added Chinese messaging platform WeChat and online marketplace AliExpress to its list of notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy, an annual compilation of the worst intellectual-property abusers and counterfeiters.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.-owned AliExpress and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat are “two significant China-based online markets that reportedly facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement accompanying the release of the 2021 review Thursday.