Trade in Counterfeit Goods and the Italian Economy

Protecting Italy's intellectual property

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The Italian economy is innovative and rich in intellectual property (IP), with nearly every industry either producing or using IP. Italian IP-intensive industries are very well 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 Italy is vulnerable. This report measures the direct, economic effects of counterfeiting on Italian consumers, the Italian retail and manufacturing industry, and the Italian governments. It examines both the impact that the imports of fake products to Italy has on these three groups and the impact on the Italian intellectual property rights holders of the global trade in fake products that infringe their IP rights.

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Made in Italy? Infringement of Italian IPRs world wide

This chapter appraises the damage caused by infringement of Italian intellectual property rights in world trade. Having described who suffers in particular from this illicit activity, the discussion goes on to consider the scope and volume of such infringements. The top destination and provenance economies for counterfeit goods that infringe Italian IPR are enumerated. The focus then shifts to the Italian products that are most susceptible to counterfeiting, with a unique quantitative analysis establishing their actual degree of susceptibility. Distinctions are made between primary and secondary markets. Finally, stock is taken of the detrimental effects of IPR infringement on the Italian economy – once again, in terms of lost sales, lost jobs, and lost government revenue.

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