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  1. Introduction
  2. The origin of counterfeiting in China
    1. History of the crisis
    2. Mindset towards change
  3. The characteristics of the economy of counterfeiting in China
    1. The geography of counterfeiting in China
    2. The victims of counterfeit brands
    3. The economic impact of counterfeiting in China
    4. The social impact and the consequences
  4. However, the system of counterfeiting in China is challenged and is under pressure from the international community
    1. The Chinese government has now realized the urgency of giving the country a system of effective legal protection of intellectual property rights for many reasons
    2. A comprehensive legal protection of intellectual property in China
    3. The fight against counterfeiting in China is a reality or not?
  5. Conclusion

Counterfeiting now represents 5% of world trade and is a growing business especially in the recent years. China has its share of responsibility in this phenomenon.

China is now regarded as the leading counterfeiter in the world despite the fact that the figures may not be accurate and verified. China seems to be facing issues in the area of counterfeit products. Taking the example of the European Union, 79% of the seized goods from the customs belong to China. Furthermore, counterfeiting is an activity that is developed in China. In recent years, it is booming and is becoming a real Chinese national industry.

With regard to the luxury industry, counterfeiting is a real burden. French brands also fall under most counterfeited brands. Therefore, the Committee Colbert (comprising 70 prestigious and luxury fashion houses) is actively fighting against the expansion of the activity of counterfeiters in China by partnering with the customs, JC Decaux and Aeroports de Paris. Together they distribute each year, advertising campaigns and try to discourage the French tourists from buying counterfeit luxury products. These individual actions are accompanied by seminars and conferences held to coordinate joint actions by States who are the victims of counterfeiting.

[...] It appears as a lesser evil for these people to whom it "offers" a job Organized crime and corruption are directly related to the counterfeiting industry Another major problem engendered by counterfeiting is that of organized crime: Here is an analysis of ADAMAS, the famous law firm that operates in terms of litigation, serving institutional clients, private companies and public, large French and foreign groups (business law and public law): "For the opportunistic amateurs ( . ) are now successful professionals who use counterfeit industries, sometimes employing several thousand workers per plant, take best advantage of the vast territory of China spreading their production sites to hundreds of kilometers from each other , use networks of Chinese and international smuggling, manufacture products of a quality comparable to some products being copied, and gain protection of corrupt local officials, with the use of income from counterfeiting for other criminal activities This analysis illustrates the relationship between counterfeiting and corruption, which is widespread in China. [...]

[...] A great first, knowing that the relationship between the United States, Europe and China has often been strained since the Western countries exhorted the Chinese not to engage in, and immerse themselves in the fight against counterfeiting that harms its economy. A real cooperative effort between China and Western countries is thus being put in place. This collaboration could lead to increased arrests, and the dismantling of several criminal organizations involved in piracy in China However, China still faces difficulties in implementing its laws and has received numerous complaints from the international community While China has made ??considerable progress in the fight against counterfeiting, legislative developments and actions in the field, it still faces great difficulties in applying its new legislation in practice. [...]

[...] Is the fight against counterfeiting in China a reality, or a mirage? 1. Efforts by the Chinese government have led to arrests, and sanctions are more likely Since the accession of China to the WTO, the Chinese government has strengthened its border controls, and thus intensified the protection of intellectual property. In an interview between a reporter from People's Daily and Meng Yang, the director of policy, laws and regulations of the General Administration of Customs, Meng Yang informs that China has received an award from the WTO on the protection of Intellectual Property. [...]

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