Speaking at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s sixth annual Fashion Law Symposium on Friday in Pennsylvania, Javier Diaz, associate general counsel of internet enforcement at Chanel Inc., said the expansion of the internet has made it easier for people to become involved in counterfeiting products and makes brand protection more difficult.

“The internet is the problem,” Diaz quipped at the symposium. “It is harder and harder to distinguish an authentic product from a counterfeit these days.”

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