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News on product piracy

News on product piracy


27.02. - 04.03.2023: APM Travelling Exhibition in Koblenz

The traveling exhibition is going on tour again. From 27 February to 04 March it can be seen at the LÖHR CENTER Koblenz, Hohenfelder Str. 22. more


The Digital Services Act was published today in the Official Journal of the European Union, meaning it will come into force in 20 days and will largely apply from February 27, 2024. more


The European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office have published a new edition of their study on the relationship between the intensity of IP rights use and economic success. more

31.05.2022: New VDMA study

VDMA publishes new study on product piracy in mechanical and plant engineering: More than 70% of companies still affected. more

02.05.2022: German customs

German Customs publishes statistics for the year 2021

March 2022: EUIPO and OECD study

EUIPO and OECD publish new study on trade in dangerous counterfeits that pose risks to safety, health and the environment. more

11.03.2022: EUIPO study on impact of COVID-19 crisis.

As part of the EUIPO study published in May on the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on IPR-intensive industries, EUIPO is now publishing an update “Economic performance of IPR indicators: December 2021 update” with data for the full year 2021.

07.03.2022: EUIPO and Europol study on piracy

Joint study by EUIPO and Europol reveals that during the pandemic, trade in counterfeit and pirated goods increased more

17.02.2022: Office of the Trade Representative publishes annual report

Office of the United States Trade Representative Releases Its“2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy

17.02.2022: EUIPO publishes new case law overview

EUIPO publishes new case law overview on infringement and enforcement of intellectual property rights more

December 2021: The APM, together with other business associations, consumer organizations and NGOs, has published a position paper on the Digital Services Act (DSA)

30.11.2021: APM press release: Product and brand piracy on the rise. EU Commission and EUIPO publish statistics on enforcement of intellectual property rights more

09.11.2021: APM press release on the Digital Services Act: The dark side of the online boom – online shopping must finally become safer more

25.10.2021: The EUIPO has published two new studies on third-party traders on online trading platforms (here) and the abuse of online trading to distribute counterfeits (here).

22.06.2021: OECD and EUIPO Publish New Study on the Extent of Global Trade in Counterfeit Products – Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat

08.06.2021: EUIPO launches new pan-European awareness campaign on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2021.

08.02.2021: Joint study by EUIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that it pays for companies to invest in intellectual property more

17.12.2020: EU Commission publishes EU customs statistics for 2019

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a Digital Services Act more

Hamburg customs destroys 211,488 counterfeit products, including perfume, underwear and toys more

15.05.2020: German customs statistics for the year 2019 published more



"Omission of the risk of repetition III - Implications for brand protection practice?"

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

11:00 am CEST

"Case study: Metaverse"

Thursday, March 24, 2023

11:00 am CET

"Prosecution for design infringements"

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

11:00 am CET

"What can your data tell you & how to prioritize cases"

Thursday, February 23, 2023

11:00 am CET

"The Role of Transport and Logistics Service Providers in Fighting Intellectual Property Infringements"

Friday, February 17, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

8. Lecture: Trademark piracy on the internet 2

Thursday, February 15, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

7. Lecture: Border seizure proceedings: Further options for action after suspension of the transfer

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

11:00 am CET

"Brand Protection at TikTok"

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

6. Lecture: How to organize a global brand protection team?

Thursday, January 26, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

5. Lecture: Customs and Intellectual Property Protection – An Update

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

4. Lecture: Proceedings against infringements of intellectual property rights at trade fairs

Thursday, January 19, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

3. Lecture: Trademark piracy on the internet 1: On- to offline investigations – pros and cons of automated takedowns

Thursday, January 12, 2023

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

2. Lecture: Nuisance infringing domain – with the UDRP-procedure quickly and effectively to the goal

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

11:00 am CET

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Past events repeatedly touched the following topics: 

The protection measures of different eCommerce platforms and the different challenges posed by eCommerce, cooperation with payment service providers,  strategic considerations in the implementation of a protection system, experiences reports from different countries/ regions and the available legal instruments against counterfeiting including border seizure measures.