Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment 2022

Policy Reports

Author: Europol

The Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, produced jointly between Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveals that the distribution of counterfeit goods has been thriving and poses a serious threat to the European economy.

Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods reached EUR 119 billion in 2019, accounting for 5.8% of all goods entering the European Union.

While most counterfeit goods are produced outside of Europe, indications suggest that production of the goods in question is increasingly taking place in the EU as well.