Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Philippines enforcement spin

168 Mall - famous for fakes!
The Manila Standard reported last week on the 'remarkable performance...and intensified efforts of the anti-piracy agencies of the government' of the Philippines to seize P8.4 billion of counterfeit items in 2011. 

Rather than consider there could have been any rise in counterfeiting, they only indicate their roaring success over and above previous years. In fact they claimed that one of the obstacles is 'the lack of cooperation of brand owners and sometimes settlement of the filed complaints even during the investigation stage'.

Extraordinary thinks IP Komodo, musing on his previous posts here about delays in the criminal system, that one would prefer settlement over a decade of court proceedings to follow up a criminal case!   

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