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Product piracy continues to cause great damage in the mechanical engineering industry

24.04.2018 VDMA 2018 study: Another 7.3 billion euros in damages - China remains by far the biggest plagiarist - Counterfeits are a security risk

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VDMA Study Product Piracy 2016

More than 3100 members of the VDMA were surveyed on the problem of product piracy. Their answers show that the threat remains severe, even though a slight improvement is recorded over the last two years both among the surveyed VDMA members and in absolute figures.

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VDMA Brief: Preventing and punishing product piracy

Plagiarism is a huge threat to the innovative strength and competitiveness of German mechanical engineering. Investments in research and development only pay off for companies if product piracy can be prevented. The federal government and the European Union need to support companies in the fight against counterfeits more effectively than they are currently doing.

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