Feds' Counterfeit Good Seizures Jump 25% In 2011

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2012, 9:07 PM EST) -- While seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement based on intellectual property rights violations jumped 24 percent in 2011, the overall value of the products captured by the agencies decreased by 5 percent to $178.9 million from the previous year, according to a report released Monday.

The report, which summarized data for the 2011 fiscal year, highlighted the agencies' ongoing efforts to crack down on the trade of counterfeit and pirated goods. The drop in the overall value of seizures...
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