Copyrights are relatively easy and inexpensive to secure but can be difficult to defend. But not all content creations or designs are covered by them.
‘Fakes’ cost the EU more than 60 billion EUR annually; smaller nations suffer most
Counterfeit goods cost the UK, Italy and Germany the most lost revenue in the EU. However, Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania are the hardest hit nations
97% of Europeans regard IP rights favorably; 41% ages 15-24 believe it is sometimes OK to buy counterfeits
When it comes to intellectual property rights Europeans are highly respectful, except among the young, where buying counterfeits has gown. That is the primary take-away
Trade in counterfeit & pirated goods is $.5 trillion – 2.5% of all imports
“Fakes,” or counterfeit products, are a growing menace that deplete resources, threaten jobs and endanger lives. A report compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and