Tech Giants Target Brazilian Piracy, Counterfeiting

Law360, New York (June 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seven of the world’s largest electronics and computer companies have established a coalition to fight rampant piracy and counterfeiting in Brazil, the companies said.

The group consists of Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Philips Electronics, Matushita unit Panasonic, and local company Semp Toshiba, which sells Toshiba products in Brazil.

The new entity, the Brazilian Legal Institute, was formed to help identify predatory practices, collect information by means of the associated companies' commercial divisions and hand the data to the country's authorities.

“The illegal sector is...
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