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Governments must do more to tackle counterfeits – Unilever head

James Nurton, London

The balance between what companies and what governments spend on tackling counterfeits is wrong, with governments needing to do more, said Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, at last week’s International IP Enforcement Summit in London

Polman (pictured) described counterfeiting as both “a legal and moral issue” and spoke of the need for companies to act responsibly and improve the way they deal with counterfeits.

But, in response to a question from facilitator Sarah Montague, he...

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