Trade in Counterfeit Goods and the Italian Economy

Protecting Italy's intellectual property

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.

Published on June 20, 2018Also available in: Italian

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Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive summary
Gauging the scale and effects of counterfeiting and piracy
Counterfeiting in Italy
Made in Italy? Infringement of Italian IPRs world wide
What is the impact on Italy overall?
Methodological notes
Additional tables
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