The trade in counterfeited goods is worth a whopping $462 billion (£321bn) a year!
According to the most recent figures from the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office, with a 2017 report predicting it could hit an astonishing $2.3 trillion (£1.7 trillion) by 2022.
A massive 63% of pirate goods originate in China and American brands are the most faked. The North Face; Cartier; Hermès; Levi’s; Tiffany; Coach and Tamiflu are a few of these American brands being pirated. Read the full article for details on all 30 of the world’s most ripped-off brands.