By Peggy E Chaudhry
Counterfeit items characterize a turning out to be challenge for a variety of industries. there are various estimates of the scale of this challenge such a lot of which coalesce round $500-billion each year on an international foundation. total, a variety of industries agree that there's a critical challenge with the worldwide safety of highbrow estate rights (IPR), but, there were nearly no makes an attempt to explain all facets of the matter. This ebook goals at giving the main whole description of varied features of the highbrow estate rights (IPR) surroundings in a world context. The authors think a holistic knowing of the matter needs to contain shopper complicity to buy counterfeit, activities of the counterfeiters (pirates) in addition to activities (or inactivity) by way of domestic and host governments, and the position of foreign corporations and alliances. basically after constructing how the entire actors within the IPR atmosphere relate to each other do we describe international security of the highbrow estate rights setting and the managerial reaction of IPR proprietors and/or institutions to strive against this ongoing challenge. The publication concludes with pragmatic strategies for safeguarding highbrow estate given the hot traits mentioned within the past chapters, making it of curiosity to practitioners and policy-makers alike.