The global market for counterfeits: Crime and counterfeiting The book paints a worrying picture of the global proliferation of dangerous counterfeits and introduces solutions to remedy the situation. There is an exponential growth of food fraud, false cosmetics and false perfumes, informal markets on the Internet, accidents due to non-compliant equipment and spare parts, the extreme danger of counterfeit toys made in China, counterfeit cigarettes and imitation medicines – which cause thousands of patient deaths each year –, and so on. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and globalisation, illicit traffic has acquired a transnational dimension. According to the most conservative estimates, €200 billion is lost each year to the benefit of pirates and counterfeiters! How can this scourge be fought? What solutions are provided by the public authorities through the precautionary principle? What are the strategies adopted by companies to meet the new challenges of regulating consumer products? Pierre Delval suggests new remedies, going beyond intellectual-property law, to improve the fight against the dramatic development in illicit traffic. WAITO Foundation Address: Villa Sise - Chemin du Grand-Montfleury, 48 City: Versoix State: Canton of Geneva Zip Code: 1290 Country: Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 566 8730 Fax: +41 22 566 8740 Website: http://www.waitofoundation.org CNRS Éditions, collection Arès, 2010, format 14 X 22, 280 pages, price: €25, ISBN: 978-2-271-06842-2. Information: The WAITO foundation is also present in Brussels and Paris and, in 2011; two other offices will be opened in Beijing and Tunis.