October 18, 2010 09:55
Louis Vuitton was the most counterfeited luxury brand last year, a report reveals.
A total of 21,454 knockoff Louis Vuitton goods including accessories and bags were confiscated in 2009, according to the report submitted Friday by the Korean Intellectual Property Office to Grand National Party lawmaker Lee Sang-kwon for a National Assembly audit.
MCM took second place with 4,771 fake items, followed by Chanel (3,418), Gucci (1,051) and Burberry (679). Prada was the least counterfeited with 387.
With counterfeiting on the rise, Korea ranks only 32nd in the world in terms of protecting intellectual property, Lee pointed out.
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