Thousands of jobs lost due piracy and counterfieting

2016-12-14

Sweden is loosing more than 5 000 jobs and seven billions SEK due to piracy and counterfeiting according to a study from EUIPO.

The study includes the sectors: cosmetic and personal care, clothing, footwear and accessories, sport goods, toys and games, jewellery and watches, handbags, recorded music, wine and spirits and pharmaceuticals. If movie piracy had been included the number of lost jobs in Sweden would have been significantly higher.

- There is a trend where international criminals are focusing on Sweden, since the penalties are low and the revenues are high. The growing criminality causes damages to the creative sectors and the entire society; Henrik PontÚn at Rights Alliance comments the study.

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