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Title: Sondage IFOP pour l'INPI
Author: [IFOP]

Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle

Year: 2008


Subject/Type: Counterfeiting
Focus: Aircraft and Auto Parts, Apparel and Shoes, Consumer Electronics / Electronic Equipment, Luxury Goods, Medicines and Medical Devices, Watches
Country/Territory: France
Objective: To find out about businesses' experiences with intellectual property related problems.
Sample: 506 business managers with 10+ employees
Methodology: Telephone interviews

Main Findings

11% of businesses surveyed affirmed that they had experienced intellectual/industrial property related problems. This percentage was considerably higher for businesses that have applied for patents (with 33% of them having experienced problems), and businesses that could imagine doing so in the future (24%).

Business managers also pointed out that new counterfeit products have appeared: medicines, electronic devices, and auto parts. Still, the fashion and luxury industries are most affected by fakes (apparel: 70%, jewellery/watches: 45%, leather products: 44%).

[Date Added: Nov 20, 2008 ]