Recent studies

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…

Organized crime fuels trade in fakes

July/August 2019 edition | Counterfeiting is increasingly dominated by organized crime syndicates, a recent analysis by Europol and EUIPO…

EU: 60 billion euros in lost sales each year due to...

June 2019 edition | Counterfeiting causes annual losses of around 60 billion euros in eleven key EU industries alone,…

Young adults susceptible to fakes, study shows

May 2019 edition | A surprisingly large share of the Generation Z is buying counterfeit goods, an international study…

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…