Federal agencies recorded nearly 15,000 seizures of fake or pirated goods in fiscal 2008, according to annual statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That's an increase in seizures related to intellectual property rights violations of nearly 10 percent over the previous year, when some 13,675 seizures were reported. Footwear has been the top commodity seized since fiscal 2006, while China remains the leading source of intellectual property rights violation seizures.
Source: Industry Week
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