Far East fakes - The burgeoning underworld
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but phoney goods are costing manufacturers billions in lost sales, and China is at the heart of the problem.
"The distribution chains are the biggest issue for large businesses," said Jeremy Hertzog, the head of intellectual property group at Mishcon de Reya, who represents some of the luxury brands trying to fight counterfeiters.
"From market stalls to global networks, they distribute goods that can even end up in legitimate distribution channels through deception. It is a huge problem".
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