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Sales Of Counterfeit Goods Up 15% Online, Trade Rep Says

Law360, New York (December 17, 2015, 4:28 PM EST) -- Online sales of counterfeit goods increased by about 15 percent in 2015 with retail, electronics, pharmaceuticals and luxury brands among the worst-hit sectors, according to the annual “notorious markets” report released by U.S. trade officials Thursday.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative unveiled its sixth list of such markets since the start of the Obama administration to shine a spotlight on some of the worst examples of intellectual property infringements in both online and physical marketplaces, but focused on how the Internet is facilitating e-commerce...
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