Date : 06/06/2018 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien

New research from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that EUR 60 billion is lost every year due to counterfeiting in 13 economic sectors.

These figures emerge from a cycle of research work carried out by the EUIPO over the last 5 years and released in one single report for the first time. The Synthesis Report, released today, brings together research on the contribution of intellectual property to the EU economy and the cost of counterfeiting and piracy to international trade. It also synthesises actions being undertaken by national, regional and international bodies to combat intellectual property right infringements.

The 13 sectors studied are: cosmetics and personal care; clothing, footwear and accessories; sports goods; toys and games; jewellery and watches; handbags and luggage, recorded music; spirits and wine; pharmaceuticals; pesticides; smartphones; batteries and tyres. […]

The full Synthesis Report and the executive summaries can be found here.