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New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods Julkaistu: 01/04/2014

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The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

On 7 January 2014, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) had also become a signatory. This MoU, which was concluded under the auspices of the Commission on 4 May 2011, brings together major internet platforms (such as eBay, Amazon, Allegro and Rakuten/PriceMinister) and right holders from the fast moving consumer goods, luxury goods, wines and spirits, toys, sporting goods, consumer electronics, film, software and video-game industries (such as Adidas, Nike, Lego, Mattel, LVMH, Burberry, Nokia, Unilever and Procter & Gamble), in a joint fight against the online sale of counterfeit goods.

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