WEDNESDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2007
UK IPO: Intellectual Property Crime Report 2007
On its website the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) today issued a warning aimed at Christmas shoppers "Christmas shoppers warned over fake goods". This warning comes as the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) launches the Intellectual Property Crime Report 2007 which outlines the impact on the United Kingdom by criminals who counterfeit and pirate products.
According the UK-IPO's website
"the intellectual property (IP) crime market in the UK has been estimated as worth around £1.3billion per year. Criminals are targeting a wide range of products including designer clothing, music and films, luxury and electrical goods, toys, alcohol and cigarettes. The cost to UK taxpayers of counterfeit cigarettes alone was £2.9billion in 2006."
- The Intellectual Property Crime Report 2007 can be downloaded here [PDF format, 98 pages, 2.11 MB]
Posted by: Birgit Clark @ 17.27
Tags: UK-IPO; counterfeiting; crime,