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News about piracy from around the world

By Erling Vestergaard

97 months imprisonment for directing criminal organization that smuggled counterfeit goods to 200 million USD to USA.

On 28 July, the U.S. Justice Department issued a press release, where you could read about a huge case of import of counterfeit goods into the U.S. through Port Newark in Eliza-beth, New Jersey.

New instrument in India in the fight against counterfeiting: Whistleblower-payment.

Under the heading: "Give info on counterfeit drugs, get rewarded" the Times of India brought an article on 23 july about a new weapon in the fight against counterfeit medicines.

Last huge seizure in China: 26,000 counterfeit Tiffany jewelry.

On 30 July the readers of Diamond News could read about a new big seizure in China. After notification from Tiffany & Co. the Luohu Branch of Shenzhen Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision together with the law firm of Chang TSI & Partners went in action on 16 june against a company that produced and distributed fake jewelry. Besides 26,000 jewelry were also seized package of Tiffany's trademark.