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Customs crackdown - one way of fighting against ip infringment

December 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Bersay & Associés .

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The latest report1 issued by the Union des Fabricants (antiinfringment association) reports, figures in hand, a significant increase in infringment.

While infringment accounted for 5% of international trade in 2000, this figure is claimed to have stood at about 10% in 2005. The profits generated by infringment internationally is
estimated at EUR 400 billion a year.

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