New Report on Intellectual Property Crime

On 10 June 2020, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) published a new report on Intellectual Property (IP) crime and its links to other serious crimes such as pharmaceutical crime, drug trafficking, manslaughter, illegal weapons possession, forced labour, food fraud, excise fraud, VAT fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, as well as outlaw paramilitary activities. By means of 29 case examples, the report intends to inform law enforcement officials and policy makers about the various ways in which IP crime is linked to other forms of criminal activity. As far as possible, each case example describes which countries, law enforcement authorities, and Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) were involved, as well as the modus operandi of the OCGs, including transportation routes and other relevant information, the nature of the counterfeits, and goods seized during the operation, as well as the links with other criminal activities.

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EU Europol Organised Crime


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section