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EU Report on Customs Enforcement of IP Rights by Nick Boley
July 24, 2012, 12:26
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The European Union has published a report on Customs enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, detailing the number and type of counterfeit products, or those otherwsie contravening IP rights of EU companies, detained at EU borders during 2011. There was a significant increase in consignments stopped, and the value of these goods, over 2010 (approx 15%), with the biggest single category again being counterfeit medicines. The biggest country of origin for these products was China, with over 70% originating in that country.

Analytical measurements are key to the identification of many counterfeit products; counterfeit medicines, foods, alcoholic drinks, perfumes and cosmetics represent good examples of this. Analytical measurements not only identify counterfeits, but highlight components of these products which are toxic to human health.

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