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News on product piracy

News on product piracy


02.-10.10.2023: APM Travelling Exhibition in Norderstedt

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

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

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


"ICANN’s pilot for requesting access to domain name registrant data, the RDRS (Registration Data Request Service)"

Thursday, December 07, 2023

11:00 am CET

"APM Customs round Table"

Thursday, November 30, 2023


"Brand Protection Measures by Amazon"

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


"Apps and Brand Reputation: best practices for anti-counterfeiting protection"

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

11:00 am CET

"IPR registration measure in Kenya"

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

11:00 am CEST

"Brand Protection Seminar"

Wednesday, May 24, 2023


"Brand Protection at Shopee"

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

11:00 am CEST

"Brand Protection at Meta"

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

3:00 pm CEST

"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

“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.