Counterfeiting and Piracy and the Swedish Economy

Making Sure "Made in Sweden" Always Is

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Published on May 10, 2019

Also available in: Swedish

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.


Executive summary
The economic context of counterfeiting and piracy
Imports of fakes to Sweden
Infringement of Swedish IP in world trade
The overall effect of counterfeiting on Sweden
Annexes2 chapters available
Methodological notes
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