Business leaders representing industries ranging from pharmaceutical to software agreed at a meeting Tuesday to form a coalition to lobby governments around the world to step up the fight against international piracy and counterfeiting.

Executives including Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer, EMI Group PLC Chairman Eric Nicoli and NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Bob Wright said many governments had not done enough to legislate against — or enforce existing legislation against — the theft of intellectual property. NBC Universal is a unit of General Electric Co.