About 464 billion U.S. dollars are generated in global trade from counterfeit and pirated products. This was the result of a study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the OECD. The sum accounts for 2.5 percent of world trade.

To combat this, the EU Commission publishes watch lists. They include websites and markets outside the EU that are linked to counterfeit products.

Now the third watch list of its kind has been published. Physical markets, where for example counterfeit textiles, jewelry, bags and perfumes are offered, are named here sorted by country. Most of them are open markets and shopping malls.

Also listed are so-called piracy apps, social networks that make illegal copies of movies accessible, for example, and various e-commerce websites.

Sources: DIHK, European Commission