Counterfeiting and Piracy and the Swedish Economy

Making Sure "Made in Sweden" Always Is

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The Swedish economy is innovative and rich in intellectual property (IP), with nearly every industry either producing or using IP. Swedish innovative industries are also export-dependent and very deeply integrated in the global economy, through active participation in global value chains. At the same time, the threats of counterfeiting and piracy are growing – and Sweden is vulnerable. This report measures the direct economic effects of counterfeiting on Swedish industry, government and consumers. It examines both the impact of the imports of fake products to Sweden and – more importantly – the impact of the global trade in fake products that infringe on the IP rights of Swedish innovative companies.

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Executive summary

This report presents the findings of the Swedish case study of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. It looks at the problem from two perspectives. First, it analyses the scale and product composition of counterfeit and pirated products smuggled into Sweden and the effect on consumers, industries and the Swedish government. Second, it studies the magnitude and effects of global trade in counterfeit goods that infringe on the rights of Swedish trademark holders.

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