The countries of Southeast Asia have the reputation of being the biggest market for counterfeiting in the world. Whole branches of industry are based on cheap imitations of well-known European brands for watches, clothes and leather goods or on pirating computer software and products of the western music industry. Over recent years western industrialised nations have therefore started to expert pressure on the developing countries to enact new laws for the protection of intellectual property or to revise already existing acts and adjust them to current developments.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Intellectual Property Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|