Fabian Demicoli

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights:

 Customs authorities detain nearly 36 million fake
goods at EU borders in 2013 – Customs authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected
of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2013, according to the
Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR.

Although this is
less than previous years, the value of the intercepted goods still represents
more than € 760 million. The report also gives statistics on the type,
provenance and transport method of counterfeit products detained at the EU's
external borders.

For the full article, kindly visit:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-890_en.htm

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