Recent years have witnessed a constant rise in the spread of ICT (information and communication technologies) infrastructure and a growing demand for ICT goods. The production of these goods is knowledge intensive and the industry relies extensively on intellectual property (IP) rights. This strong and growing demand for ICT goods, and their IP dependence, makes them an attractive target for counterfeiters. This study looks at the trade in counterfeit ICT goods, including the size of the trade, the main sources of fake goods, and the countries whose companies are most affected.
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Assessing the trade in counterfeit ICT products
This chapter uses econometric analysis to look behind the descriptive data in Chapter 3. The analysis identifies the key provenance economies of ICT products, indicates the scope of counterfeit trade in ICT products, and estimates the total value of trade in counterfeit ICT products.