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News article5 July 2021

EUIPO Study: Risks and damages posed by IPR infringement in Europe

As part of the annual pan-European awareness campaign on counterfeiting and piracy, the EUIPO published a new paper on the risks and damages posed by IP rights (IPR) infringement in Europe and the serious dangers for consumers, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID 19 pandemic and the resulting rise in online shopping and consumption of digital content, has shed new light on the risks and damages posed by intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement in Europe and put the dangers for consumers under the spotlight.

On average nearly 1 in 10 Europeans (9%) claimed that they were misled into buying counterfeits, and a third of Europeans (33%) wondered whether a product they had bought was original.

You will find the full paper here.

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