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.