June 8th 2012 was World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. In collaboration with the Canadian Intellectual Property Council, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce just released Counterfeiting in the Canadian market: How do we stop it?
The report concludes that Canada’s intellectual property rights (IPR) regime continues to have serious weaknesses that undermine our country’s innovation capacity and economic prosperity.
The problem of counterfeit and pirated products infiltrating the traditional and online markets continues at an unabated pace. Canada’s system is outdated and unfortunately, no progress has been made on the creation of IPR institutions or an intellectual property crime task force. This is affecting our competitiveness on many fronts, and it is critical that the Canadian government take a proactive stance to allow Canadian businesses to fully participate in the global economy.
Read the full report here.
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