Date : 21/02/2018 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien

A new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that EUR 2.2 billion — corresponding to 7.5 % of all sales in the tyre sector — are lost each year due to counterfeiting across the EU.
In addition, the presence of counterfeit batteries in the EU market costs legitimate industry EUR 180 million each year, which is equivalent to 1.8 % of the sector’s sales. Counterfeit batteries mostly affect the vehicle sector but are also found in the mobile phone sector. […]