Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods: Mapping the economic impact
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
& European Union Intellectual Property Office
This is an excerpt from the 138-page report ‘Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact’. The current study was conducted jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), to measure and analyse the scale of counterfeit and pirated trade in order to provide policymakers with robust empirical evidence about the impact of counterfeiting. This study was conducted under the aegis of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT). The quantitative analysis shown in this report is based primarily on a unique, global set of half a million customs seizure data over the period of 2011–13. The main dataset on customs seizures of counterfeit and pirated products was provided on behalf of the global customs community by the World Customs Organization...