France warns consumers against counterfeit goods

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By Caroline Brothers PARIS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Counterfeit CDs, mobile phones and toys cost the French economy about six billion euros ($7.5 billion) a year and fund networks of organised crime, France said on Tuesday, launching a campaign to warn consumers. France is particularly vulnerable to industrial piracy given its high concentration of consumer brands. It says counterfeits also cost jobs and carry safety risks. On Monday the country's National Anti-Counterfeiting Committee ...

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