Recent studies

Anonymous companies facilitate trade in counterfeits

May 2019 edition | Counterfeiters often use anonymous company structures to disguise their identities and to finance trade in…

Counterfeiters increasingly sell via Instagram

April 2019 edition | On the social media platform Instagram, the number of accounts advertising counterfeit goods has almost…

Global trade in fakes estimated at billions of euros each year

March 2019 edition | The total value of internationally traded counterfeits worldwide amounts to more than 450 billion euros…

Experience with fakes harms intent to buy originals

Ausgabe Februar 2019 | Consumers who have gathered experiences with counterfeit products are more likely to buy the fake…

Companies neglect the risks of industrial espionage

September 2018 edition | The threat of industrial and economic espionage is dramatically overlooked by many companies, according to…

EUIPO study shows link between piracy and malware

September 2018 edition | Websites suspected of illegally offering copyrighted content can be dangerous: A new EUIPO study now…

OECD and EUIPO analyze root causes of counterfeiting

July 2018 edition | In a new study, EUIPO and OECD have now identified five key factors that make…

EUIPO study shows comprehensive picture of counterfeiting in EU

June 2018 edition | Around 60 billion euro are lost every year in 13 key economic sectors alone, according…

Fakes cause severe damage in mechanical engineering

May 2018 edition | According to a new study by the VDMA, around 71% of German machine and plant…

Free trade zones promote counterfeiting, new study shows

March 2018 edition | Establishing free trade zones leads to a significant increase in illicit exports – that is…