While rights holders are benefiting from a large market, as well as increasing consumption levels among different social strata, this is counterbalanced by the large-scale counterfeiting of products in a wide variety of everyday sectors – including software, electronics, batteries, garments, leather goods, pharmaceuticals, food, movies, music, toys, cosmetics and personal care. Unfortunately, economic disparities continue to provide an incentive for counterfeiters of all types and there are no signs that the problem is diminishing.


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