Counterfeiting

A growing problem that will continue to get worse unless you take steps to safeguard your business products and trade secrets. CBP 2009 intellectual property rights report on counterfeiting,
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2009 IPR Report:
The total value of all commodities presenting potential safety or security risks seized in FY 2009 was $32M.
The total value of IPR seizures has increased by more than 25% each year since FY 2005, with the exception of FY 2009 which posted a small decrease. There was a 25% decline of all importations in FY 2009 compared to FY 2008.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, there were 14,841 intellectual property rights (IPR) seizures with a domestic value of $260.7 million (M).
From FY 2008 to FY 2009, the domestic value of IPR seizures declined 4%, from $272.7M to $260.7M, which was significantly lower than the 25% decline in total imports.
The number of IPR seizures declined by 1% to 14,841 in FY 2009 from 14,992 in FY 2008.
(Information above is from CBP Intellectual Property Rights Report 2009)

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