EC and EUIPO joint report: EU enforcement of IP rights

Date : 16/12/2022 – Source : Commission européenne, EUIPO – Lien

EUIPO and the European Commission published the second edition of a joint report on « EU enforcement of IP rights ».

Approximately 86 million fake items were detained in the European Union in 2021, an increase of almost 31 % compared to 2020, according to a joint report by the EUIPO and the European Commission. However, the estimated value of fake items detained in the EU amounted to over EUR 1.9 billion, a decrease of circa 3 % in 2021 compared to 2020.

The report also shows that the five most detained products, in terms of the number of items detained in the whole EU, were packaging material, cigarettes, labels, clothing and toys. These items accounted for more than 53 % of the products recorded.

Ten Member States (Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Malta and Hungary) accounted for almost 97 % of the total number of fake items detained in 2021 in the EU. Italy clearly led the way, with 39 % of the total number of fake items, and with 41 % in terms of estimated value. …

This joint document aims to provide useful information to support the analysis of IPR infringement in the EU and the development of appropriate countermeasures by relevant enforcement authorities, since the figures allow for a better understanding of the scope and extent of the problem. On a broader scale, it should provide EU policymakers with data for developing an evidence base for priorities and policies.

The full joint report is available on the website.

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