Misuse of E-Commerce for Trade in Counterfeits

Networks of illicit trade in counterfeits use many modern solutions, including e-commerce, a tool that offers numerous advantages for consumers and businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated both illicit trade and its misuse of the online environment. This report uses a tailored, statistical methodology to assess the misuse of e-commerce for trade in counterfeit goods. It also presents key government actions and industry initiatives to counter this risk.

25 Oct 2021 82 pages English

https://doi.org/10.1787/1c04a64e-en 9789264821132 (HTML) 9789264527690 (EPUB) 9789264588769 (PDF)

Authors: OECD and European Union Intellectual Property Office