Risks of Illicit Trade in Counterfeits to Small and Medium-Sized Firms

Illicit trade in counterfeit goods causes economic damage by reducing sales and profits as well as innovation incentives in legitimate industries. This study looks at damages caused by illicit trade in counterfeits to small and medium-sized enterprises. The robust evidence on the magnitude, scope and trends of this risk informs policy makers about the need to include anti-counterfeiting elements in policy packages designed to support SMEs.

31 Jan 2023 76 pages English

https://doi.org/10.1787/fa6d5089-en 9789264875579 (PDF) 9789264564671 (EPUB) 9789264681606 (HTML)

Author(s): OECD and European Union Intellectual Property Office