U.S. Intellectual Property and Counterfeit Goods—Landscape Review of Existing/Emerging Research

76 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2020

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Vega Bharadwaj

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

Marieke Brock

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

Bridey Heing

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

Ramon Miro

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

Noor Mukarram

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

Date Written: April 2020

Abstract

This report provides an overview of the international market for counterfeit goods. Specifically, the report details the overall magnitude of international counterfeit trade, and explains how counterfeit goods affect the U.S. economy. It highlights the role of the private sector in combatting counterfeits, and the rising trend of counterfeit trade via small parcels. Last, it reviews trends in consumer attitudes towards counterfeit goods, and assesses the facilitating role of social media.

Keywords: counterfeits, enforcement, international trade, small parcels, social media

JEL Classification: 034

Suggested Citation

Bharadwaj, Vega and Brock, Marieke and Heing, Bridey and Miro, Ramon and Mukarram, Noor, U.S. Intellectual Property and Counterfeit Goods—Landscape Review of Existing/Emerging Research (April 2020). USPTO Economic Working Paper No. 2020-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577710 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577710

Vega Bharadwaj

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

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Marieke Brock (Contact Author)

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

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Bridey Heing

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20540
United States

Ramon Miro

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20540
United States

Noor Mukarram

Government of the United States of America - Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20540
United States

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