Recent studies

EU: IP protection in third countries often lacking

June 2021 edition | A new analysis by the European Commission shows which countries outside of the EU are…

EUIPO: one in ten social media conversations concerns fakes

May 2021 edition | Counterfeiting is widespread on social media, as a new study by EUIPO now illustrates. According…

Swiss companies suffer billions in losses due to counterfeits

March 2021 edition | Fake goods cause billions of losses for Swiss companies, according to a new OECD study.…

Maritime shipping is main transport route for fakes

February 2021 edition | More than half of the value of seized counterfeits is obtained from sea freight shipments,…

Study: Free trade zones foster counterfeiting trade

January 2021 edition | Counterfeiters increasingly use free trade zones around the world to mask their illegal business, says…

Study warns of high counterfeiting risks on Black Friday

October 2020 edition | Online retail is facing an intensified counterfeiting threat this year in the run-up to the…

EU: Billions in lost sales due to counterfeiting

July 2020 edition | Counterfeiting causes huge losses in key economic sectors in the EU, according to a study…

Counterfeits cause billions of losses in mechanical engineering

May 2020 edition | The German mechanical engineering and plant engineering industry suffers increasingly from counterfeiting, says a study…

Global trade in fake pharmaceuticals is worth billions

April 2020 edition | Worldwide, trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals is estimated at more than four billion euros. This is…

Dark Web: Anti-counterfeiting actions have side effects

March 2020 edition | The shutdown of some illegal marketplaces on the Dark Web fosters the trade in counterfeits…