Governments know that counterfeiting rings are often run by organized crime
syndicates. Governments are concerned that counterfeiters often abuse their workforce,
counterfeiters pay no tax and the proceeds from
knockoffs often finances more crimes (and is also
proven to finance terrorism).
Knockoffs can also damage a nations international
image because people perception of goods from that
nation are tainted. This can cause a lack of faith in a
nations products, and a reluctance to purchase them.
Governments need to act against counterfeiters.
Knockoffs also stifle innovation (inventors are
discouraged from developing new products and processes
when they feel that their work may be copied).
All Governments know this and are
usually very happy to
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