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Fig. 1-3-2-10 shows the number of persons newly received by public prosecutors for violations of the Trademark Act (Act No. 127 of 1959) and the Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of 1970) over the last 20 years (See Appendix 1-4 for the number of persons newly received by public prosecutors for violations of the Patent Act (Act No. 121 of 1959), the Utility Model Act (Act No. 123 of 1959), and the Design Act (Act No. 125 of 1959) over the last 10 years). The number of persons received for Trademark Act violations sharply increased from 2004 through to 2005, but then continued decreasing every year from 2006. However, it increased by 23.4% from the previous year to 559 in 2011. That for Copyright Act violations decreased by 4.3% from the previous year to 335 in 2011.
Table 1-3-2-11 shows the number of persons prosecuted or not prosecuted for violations of these acts over the last five years.
See Appendix 1-6 for the sentencing for financial and economic offenses, which are described in this chapter, in a court of first instance.