Brand Infringement Rates in Russia

in Counterfeit Goods

The Interior Ministry stated that up to 60 percent of Microsoft products in use in Russia are pirated copies. 37 percent of all clothing sales in the country are replica clothing, and counterfeit cosmetics consist of between 15 and 30 percent of the total market.

The Ministry stated that most counterfeits and imported into the county, with minimal production of fake goods occurring within the country.

Source: Interfax, “Internet Cuts Down Piracy,” Moscow Times, September 2, 2011.

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