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How to Identify Online Counterfeit Goods in China by Image Recognition?-CTD 101 Series

Thu, 18 May 2023
Editor: C. J. Observer

You can use the image search service when you don’t know how to search for counterfeit goods that infringe on your intellectual property on Chinese e-commerce websites.

This post was first published in CJO GLOBAL, which is committed to providing consulting services in China-related cross-border trade risk management and debt collection. We will explain how debt collection works in China below.

Mainstream e-commerce websites in China, such as Taobao, Tmall, JD, provide image search services. This means that as long as you upload a picture of your product to the search box of an e-commerce website, they will provide you with all products for sale that look similar to your product.

In this way, you can get a rough idea of whether there are counterfeit goods similar to your product on that e-commerce website.

However, this function is currently only available on the phone apps of these e-commerce sites and you will need to install their apps.

Take Taobao for example. When you open the app, you can see a camera icon in the search box at the top.

After clicking on this icon, you can take a picture of your product.

Then, Taobao will show all products similar to it in the search results.


Other e-commerce apps have the same function and can be launched by clicking on the camera icon in the search box at the top.




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