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Why IP Rights are important IPR infringement and the fight against counterfeiting and piracy

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jun 15, 2020
2020 Status Report on IPR infringement​

This report collates the reporting work of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights up to the second quarter of 2020.

It includes the third edition of the flagship IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the European Union report, released in 2019, as well as the OECD-EUIPO study quantifying the overall volume of trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Included too is the first report into online copyright infringement in the EU, and new insights on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use intellectual property.

The sectorial studies estimating the impact of the presence of counterfeits in the EU marketplace have all been updated to reflect the most recent data available.

View the full report here: