EUIPO: 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeits

  • Counterfeit products can pose serious health and safety risks
  • 6.8% of EU imports – worth EUR 121 billion – are counterfeits
  • EUR 4 billion worth of counterfeit pharmaceuticals are traded worldwide

According to the study European Citizens and Intellectual Property (IP) carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, consumers still find it hard to distinguish between genuine and fake goods.