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News on product piracy


03.-08.06.2024: APM Travelling Exhibition On Tour

The APM Travelling Exhibition will be shown from 03. -08. June 2024 at Weserpark in Bremen. More

03.05.2024: German Customs Statistic for 2023

German Customs publish statistics for the year 2023: more than 20.000 seizures and more than 3,3 million counterfeits valued at approx. 200 million Euro confiscated. Statistic 2023

26.04.2024: New Campaign #Echtfake

Together with the German Brands Association (Markenverband), the German E-Commerce and Mail Order Business Association (bevh), the digital association Bitkom and the online retailer Amazon, APM is running a new campaign to educate young consumers in particular about the risks and side effects of counterfeit products: and on Instagram: echt.fake.offiziell

16.01.2024: New Study by EUIPO

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has investigated the economic impact of counterfeit clothing, cosmetics and toys in the EU. The loss of sales is in the billions. more

23.11.2023: EU Customs Statistics The European Commission`s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) and the EUIPO have published their statistics on the enforcement of intellectual property rights at the EU`s external borders and in the EU internal market for the year 2022 more

21.11.2023: APM Press Release High season for counterfeiters – Criminals unfortunately do good business on Black Friday and Cyber Monday more

02. – 10.10.2023: The APM travelling exhibition is going to be shown from 2nd until 10th October 2023 at the  HEROLD-CENTER in Norderstedt, Berliner Allee 40B. more

12.06.2023: APM Press Release New study on the occasion of Wolrd Anti-Counterfeiting Day: Uncertainty about counterfeit products among European consumers is high more

23.05.2023: APM Press Release German customs statistics for 2022: Counterfeit products are widely distributed online more

26.04.2023: World IP Day Women still register significantly fewer intellectual property rights than men. World Intellectual Property Day focuses on the innovations and ingenuity of women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs around the world more

27.02. – 04.03.2023: The APM 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

27.10.2022: 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 27th 2024. more

11.10.2022: The European 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 the economic success. more

31.05.2022: 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 publishes statistics for the year 2021

March 2022: EUIPO and OECD publish new study on trade in dangerous counterfeits that pose a risk to safety, health and the environment. more

11.03.2022: 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: 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 United States Trade Representative releases its “2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy

17.02.2022: EUIPO publishes new case law overview on infringement and eforcement of intellectual property rights more


"Brand Protection Seminar"

Tuesday, July 2, 2024


"TEMU's IP Protection"

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

11:00 am CEST

"The EU Toolbox against counterfeiting"

Thursday, May 2, 2024

11:00 am CEST

"Brand theft in China: links to product piracy and new aspects of an old problem"

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

03:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

(7.) Lecture: How to organize online brand protection

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm CET

"Brand protection at Vinted"

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

11:00 am CET

"Brand protection for lookalikes - Protection under competition law against imitations"

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:00 am CET

"AI in brand protection: automatically detecting breaches and identifying the criminal networks behind them"

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

11:00 am CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

8. Lecture: The border seizure procedure – developments and innovations 

Thursday, February 08, 2024

12:00 -13:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

6. Lecture: Use of criminal law to combat product and brand piracy

Thursday, February 01, 2024

11:00 am – 12:30 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

5. Lecture: Use of civil law to combat product and brand piracy

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

4. Lecture: Brand Protection in the Maghreb states – a field report

Thursday, January 25, 2024

11:00 am -12:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

3. Lecture: DSA and action against trademark infringing content

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:00 am – 01:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

2. Lecture: Claims for information against service providers involved

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

11:00 am -12:00 pm CET

Seminar series "The Brand Protection Manager"

1. Lecture: The IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm CET

“The seminars you organize are of great interest to us and provide significant knowledge growth.”
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.