Watches seized by U.S. Customs in FY 2010

Counterfeit watches made up 4 percent of all counterfeit goods seizures made by the United States Customs and Border Patrol in Fiscal Year 2010. The domestic value (actual cost of the fake goods and NOT the retail price of the legitimate product) of the fake watches seized by authorities was $7,847,865.

The amount of counterfeit watches seized in FY 2010 was down from the previous year. In FY 2009, U.S. Customs seized $15,533,922 worth of fake watches, making up 6 percent of the total amount seized that fiscal year.

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Source: “IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2010,” United States Customs and Border Patrol, March 16, 2011.