The EUIPO has published its latest report on IP enforcement based on detentions made both at EU borders and in national markets within each member state. While other studies show a rising trend for the importation of fake goods into the EU, the detentions at the border have decreased. Internal detentions also seemed to have decreased.
The report estimates that 438 million fakes where detained during 2013-2017, which amounts to one fake per EU citizen aged over 14 years. The estimated value of these fakes, EUR 12 billion, is equivalent to the 2018 GDP of a Member State such as Malta.