Misuse of e-commerce for trade in counterfeits

Publiceret 25-10-2021

Joint OECD-EUIPO study.

Following spectacular growth over the past decade, which accelerated during the COVID 19 pandemic, e commerce is now becoming a key platform for consumers in developed countries to buy counterfeit goods. This Joint EUIPO and OECD study looks into the misuse of e-commerce for trade in counterfeits.

EUIPO lists in its press release some of the study’s main findings: 

  • More than 50% of counterfeit goods seized at the EU borders stem from online commerce.
  • Over 75% of seized counterfeit goods from e-commerce come from China.
  • Perfumery and cosmetics, pharmaceutical products and sunglasses are the main counterfeited products sold online.


Read the full report and executive summary here.

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