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Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?



by Joseph R. Mencher
Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin Office

September 10, 2010

Previously published on September 8, 2010

Counterfeiting and piracy of intellectual property are often pointed to as substantial problems, particularly in certain regions or countries. In April of 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study on counterfeiting and piracy (the “Report”) that was required by the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) passed by Congress in 2008. The GAO interviewed officials and subject matter experts, and reviewed literature and studies quantifying or discussing the economic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy on consumers, industries, government, and the U.S. economy. The following summarizes some GAO insights from this Report.


 

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