Counterfeiting Report by the European Commission - an alarming increase of 15%

The yearly published EU Report on Counterfeiting reveals a 15% increase in pirated goods. Each year, the European Commission publishes a report describing the customs detentions of articles suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR), such as trademarks, copyrights and patents. These statistics, compiled on the basis of the data transmitted by the EU Member States in accordance with Article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) 1891/2004, provide useful information to support the analysis of IPR infringements affecting the EU market and the development of appropriate counter-measures. EU Counterfeiting Stats 2011 For detailed information (including the above chart), please see the following link with all of the statistics - also broken down by indiviual EU Member States: