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Asia celebrates World IP Day

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

Across the Asia-Pacific region IP offices have marked World IP Day with seminars, posters, information campaigns and the destruction of counterfeits

China, which was one of the countries to propose holding a World IP Day (along with Algeria), has gone further than most countries by commemorating the day with a week of events.

The most high profile was the destruction of more than 26 million pirated or counterfeited items at various sites across the country. A reporter for the Los Angeles Times witnessed the event in Beijing:

After a few speeches, the officials donned white rubber gloves and protective goggles and took their place behind machines...

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