- Europol and the Office for Intellectual Property in the European Union (EUPIO) join hands in the fight against counterfeit goods and piracy. A new unit (IPC3 called) is to regulate the police get better technical and operational support in the EU Member States in the fight against this form of crime. The unit was Tuesday morning in The Hague introduced during a two-day conference on the subject.
Plagiarism costs the EU thousands of jobs. But it also leads to dangerous situations for example, medicines and medical equipment are being counterfeited. The fake products are sometimes manufactured under poor working conditions.
About 5 percent of the products imported by the EU would include fakes, says Europol and EUPIO. This involves an amount of potentially 85 billion.
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