n Without Prejudice - The battle against counterfeiting : intellectual property
|Article Title||The battle against counterfeiting : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Spoor and Fisher|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||64 - 65|
The counterfeiting phenomenon has been on the increase since the 1980s and the quality of offending goods has also improved. Along with the increased spread of counterfeit goods (commonly known as knock-offs) the range of goods subject to infringement has expanded significantly. In R v Johnstone, Lord Nicholson noted that counterfeit goods and pirated goods are big business, accounting for between 5% and 7% of world trade.
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