Thursday, April 27, 2006

'Chinese Ferrari' Used to Promote EU Criminal IPR Enforcement

EU Commission's vice-president Franco Frattini uses a photograph of a 'Chinese Ferrari' to get support for his proposal for a new criminal IP enforcement directive :

"During a recent hearing Mr Frattini surprised his Commission colleagues by holding aloft a photograph of a replica Ferrari P4 Berlinetta sports car taken in China; only six originals were ever built and none are believed to be in China. Mr Frattini was citing the car as an example of the plundering of Europe's innovative ideas and most sophisticated products in loosely regulated markets."

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