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1 Best Practices in IP enforcement for International Organizations Presentation by Kristiina Kangaspunta Executive Officer of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute Stockholm, 2 October 2008

2 Overview of the current situation Counterfeiting is a growing phenomenon and estimates on its dimensions are alarming According to OECD estimates, international trade in counterfeits would total USD 200 billion No region in the World is free from counterfeiting

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4 The European Union % of seizures of foodstuff and beverages +98% of seizures of toys and games +51% of seizures of medicines +264% of seizures of cosmetics Significant increase for: clothing, electrical equipment, computer equipment, jewelry and watches

5 WCO DATA FOR 2006 Countries by number of items seized 2006, Asia China 9,637,272Hong Kong, China 1,507,119 Thailand 73,808Rep. of Korea 971,453 Japan 61,107Malaysia 306,424 Philippines 1,218,187New Zeland 25,287 Australia 529,000India 3 Sri Lanka 520,500Pakistan 423,500

6 Risks for consumers 2006 – More than 100 people dead in Panama because of a counterfeit cough syrup A Canadian woman died from metal poisoning after the ingestion of a counterfeit pill bought on the internet 2005 – Counterfeit Raki killed more than 20 people in Turkey 2001 – Counterfeit Vodka killed at least 60 people in Estonia

7 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade

8 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade Damaging producers and investments

9 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade Damaging producers and investments Creating job losses

10 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade Damaging producers and investments Evading Governments tax and revenues Creating job losses

11 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety

12 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety Medicines

13 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety Medicines Toys

14 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety Medicines ToysSpare parts

15 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety Medicines ToysSpare parts Food & beverages

16 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety A big business for organized crime

17 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety A big business for organized crime Profitable and with low risks

18 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety A big business for organized crime Profitable and with low risks Funds other illicit activities

19 Complexity of counterfeiting An illicit trade A risk for consumers health and safety A big business for organized crime Profitable and with low risks Funds other illicit activities Money laundering

20 A complex response Law enforcement agencies The customs ProducersConsumers

21 A complex response World Customs Organization World Intellectual Property Organization World Health Organization – IMPACT Interpol

22 Involving the private sector, a mutual interest Investigations and cooperation with police forces Data collection and information analysis Better tailoring of interventionsJointly develop training and awareness materialsRaise producers awareness and adopt codes of conduct

23 Consumers Reach the conscious buyer Provide consistent and accessible information Raise consumers awareness

24 Consumers Reach the conscious buyer Provide consistent and accessible information Raise consumers awareness Risks

25 Consumers Reach the conscious buyer Provide consistent and accessible information Raise consumers awareness Risks Organized crime

26 Consumers Reach the conscious buyer Provide consistent and accessible information Raise consumers awareness Risks Organized crime Links with other traffickings

27 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting Informative web portal

28 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting Informative web portal Provide accessible and consistent information

29 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting Informative web portal Provide accessible and consistent information Collect researches and reports

30 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting Informative web portal Provide accessible and consistent information Collect researches and reports Collect and analyze data

31 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting Informative web portal Provide accessible and consistent information Raise consumers awareness Collect researches and reports Collect and analyze data

32 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory

33 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory Constant monitoring

34 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory Action oriented forum for discussion Constant monitoring

35 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory Action oriented forum for discussion Involve the key players Constant monitoring

36 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory Action oriented forum for discussion Involve the key players Contribute to trainig and awareness Constant monitoring

37 UNICRI: the International Permanent Observatory on counterfeiting The Observatory Action oriented forum for discussion Support adoption of international standards Involve the key players Contribute to trainig and awareness Constant monitoring

38 United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute Thank You for your attention


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