Counterfeit HP printing supplies

Counterfeit goods investigations conducted by computer and printer maker HP lead to seizures of more than $795 Million in counterfeit printing supplies. The company conducted over 4,620 counterfeit goods investigations in 55 countries between 2005 and 2009.

Counterfeit Nokia phones

Cellphone maker Nokia is blaming high VATs for an increase in counterfeit phones in East Africa. The company has stated that the level of tax in African countries, such as 16 percent in Kenya, 18 percent in Tanzania, and 20 percent in Uganda, creates opportunities for counterfeit phone makers in Asia to penetrate the market.