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.