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Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots

The Commission’s new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, published today, names websites and physical marketplaces outside the EU that are reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy.

These activities undermine intellectual property rights of EU companies and creators, harm businesses and jobs and risk consumers’ health and safety.

The Watch List aims to encourage the operators of these marketplaces, local enforcement authorities and governments to take action to crack down on intellectual property abuse. It also aims at making EU citizens aware of the environmental, product safety and other risks of purchasing from problematic markets.

See the Watch List and read the full article on the website of the Directorate-General for Trade: Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots