Number of Counterfeit Items Seized by the European Union Authorities

Source: EUIPO, Europol. Intellectual Property Crime: Threat Assessment 2022 (Alicante: EUIPO, 2022)
Topic: Illegal Products
Reference year: 2017-2020
Geographical area: European Union
Method: Data collection
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The chart presents the number of counterfeit items detained by the European Union authorities over the period 2017 - 2020, based on the results of the report "Intellectual Property Crime: Threat Assessment 2022," published in March 2022 by EUIPO and Europol. The data shows that, in 2020, approximately 66 million counterfeit items were seized by authorities in the EU, with 69.7% of them seized in the EU internal market and 30.3% at the EU borders. Compared to 2019, the volume of counterfeit items detained in 2020 declined by 13%.