2011 Counterfeit Goods Seizure Totals in the Philippines

The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Philippines reported seized $189.75 Million (8.3 Billion Philippine Pesos) worth of counterfeit goods in 2011.

The value of fake goods seized in 201 was 58 percent higher than the amount seized in 2010.

Most of the counterfeit goods seized in 2011 were fake handbags, wallets and backpacks.

Source: Dexter Ganibe, “Handbags, software are 2011’s most pirated products,” ABS-CBNnews.com, January 13, 2012.