Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Global Review Counterfeit and Piracy 2008: "Production Infringing Goods Is Still Increasing"

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has launched its annual report for 2008, read the Global Review on Counterfeit and Piracy here.

Kunio Mikuriya, secretary general of WCO wrote:

"The results reported by Members during 2008 for combating counterfeiting and piracy are the best ever published. While we can commend the exemplary work doneby Customs administrations and a real effort by Members world-wide to eradicate these fraudulent activities, the statistics for 2008 are also noteworthy for another reason: the production of goods which infringe intellectual property rights is still increasing, thereby posing an ever-greater threat to the health and safety of consumers on every continent, and to artistic and industrial design in countries around the world."

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