Washington: The US has identified Nehru Place and Gaffar Market in New Delhi along with four others in India as “notorious markets” in global piracy and violation of intellectual property rights (IPR).
Manish Market and Lamington Road in Mumbai, and Chenoy Trade Center and Hong Kong Bazar in Hyderabad are the other four “notorious markets” identified by the US Trade Representatives in its report released yesterday.
“Nehru Place continues to be a prominent example of the numerous markets in major cities throughout India that are known for dealing in large volumes of pirated software, pirated optical media containing movies and music, and counterfeit goods,” said report on notorious markets.
“The markets we have identified unfairly take from these American workers, diminishing the value and saleability of their work and threatening their jobs. And some of the counterfeit goods sold in the identified physical markets, from medicines and personal care products to automotive parts, can even threaten the health and safety of consumers,” US Trade Representatives Mike Froman said.
“The marketplaces identified here warrant the immediate attention of our trading partners,” Froman said.