Street corner kiosks peddling knock-off goods on the streets of Jackson, Miss., better be on the lookout for the long arm of the law. The state of Mississippi yesterday launched a new website intended to combat counterfeit merchandise.
The Mississippi Intellectual Property Crime Center website was designed by the state’s attorney general’s office to provide the general public with information relating to intellectual property crimes, and to provide education and awareness of IP crimes.
The website provides visual examples of counterfeit goods, information on how to spot fake merchandise and describes in detail the states intellectual property laws. Additionally, residents can anonymously blow the whistle on where potential counterfeit goods are being sold.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said yesterday that manufacturers are losing $250 billion in sales nationwide due to the sale of counterfeit goods.
For more information on Mississippi’s website, read coverage from ClarionLedger.com