This study provides an overview of government- and industry-specific measures to address
the abuse of online platforms by counterfeiters. In recent years, trading platforms
have been instrumental in the growth in e-commerce, but at the same time, they can
be abused by illicit trade networks. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these problems
as people turned to e-commerce during lockdowns and shop closures. Governments and
industries have recognised these problems and are addressing them in various ways,
including providing more transparency, streamlining procedures, and facilitating co-operation.