In the first half of 2011, Louis Vuitton was the most seized counterfeit good in South Korea.
1,232 counterfeit Louis Vuitton items were seized in the first six months of 2011, followed by LeSportsac, Chanel, Gucci and Nike. LeSportsac had the most counterfeit purses seized, with 1,180 counterfeit bags seized by authorities. 257 counterfeit Louis Vuitton purses was seized during the time period.
According to KPMG’s Counterfeit Christmas Index Basket, a basket filled with counterfeit goods purchased in 11 major cities around the world was only 24 percent cheaper then a basket filled with the legitimate product.
In 2010, Louis Vuitton bags were the most seized counterfeit good in South Korea. According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, 21,454 counterfeit Louis Vuitton products were seized in 2010, followed by 9,118 counterfeit Nike products.
In 2009, luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton conducted 39 raids per day where counterfeit goods bearing their logo were seized.
In Fiscal Year 2004, United States Customs seized 2 million fake Louis Vuitton purses from entering the US. In FY 2010, Customs seized 200,000 counterfeit Louis Vuitton items.
Customs officials in Japan seized 1.04 million counterfeit goods items in 2009, according to Finance Ministry. The total amount seized was up 10.6 percent from the previous year. 86 percent of the counterfeit goods originated from China, followed by 6 percent from South Korea. The most counterfeited good was counterfeit purses, which accounted for 55 percent of all goods seized.
In 2009, luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton initiated action that lead to nearly 9,500 seizures of counterfeit goods bearing their logo, such as counterfeit purses. The total counterfeit goods seized was 31 percent higher than the 2008 total.
According to a study from MIT, 46 percent of buyers of counterfeit purses ends up purchasing the authentic purse within two and a half years.
According to the Guardian, fashion label Burberry is believed to be the most copied fashion label by counterfeit manufacturers, ahead of labels such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
11 percent of all counterfeit goods seized by United States Customs Officials were counterfeit purses, wallets and backpacks. The street value of these counterfeit goods was $29.6 Million.