Important strike against product piracy with high-quality olive oil: Europol has seized 150,000 litres of counterfeit extra virgin olive oil in Germany in a joint action by Germany and Italy. Moreover border seizure is an effective means of preventing the import of fake goods.
Important blow to product piracy on Social Media: In the biggest action of its kind so far, Europol and EUIPO have seized 20 000 counterfeit products and blocked 1 000 user accounts. But the internet continues to be a driver of illegal trade.
On 12-13 January 2017, the Counter Terrorism Units of the Spanish National Police in Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Gerona, with the collaboration of Europol, have carried out an operation within the framework of an investigation against the illicit trafficking of firearms.
More than 4500 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit products to consumers online have been seized by law enforcement authorities in a joint global operation. Operation In Our Sites (IOS) VII tackled copyright-infringing websites and third-party marketplace listings selling luxury goods, sportswear,
The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3), which aims to fight online intellectual property abuse.
Officials in more than 100 countries recently carried out a coordinated operation called "PANGEA IX" against counterfeit medicines. The investigators were able to remove fakes worth more than 46 million euro and arrested 400 suspects.