The U.S. government is considering placing Taobao, the big e-commerce platform operated by China's Alibaba Group, on its list of “Notorious Markets” for its continued offering of products that are in conflict with intellectual property rights. This comes after the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) issued a complaint against Taobao for not removing fake products from its assortment. Back in 2011, Alibaba was already blacklisted for not doing enough to block illegal products on its websites, but was removed from the list the following year. As previously reported, Kering, parent company of Gucci, Yves Saint-Laurent, Puma and other brands, filed a lawsuit against Alibaba in a New York court in June because of its sale of fake handbags, watches and other items. Alibaba rejected the accusations.