Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy

ICC BASCAP calls for end to use of properties for trade in counterfeit and pirated goods

ICC BASCAP stands against counterfeiting and piracy

A new paper from Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), reports on the role that landlords and property owners can play as intermediaries in the counterfeit or pirated goods supply chain if they lease their premises to those involved in trademark counterfeiting, copyright piracy or other forms of illicit trade.

5 ways counterfeiting hurts society—and what we can do about it

5 ways counterfeiting hurts society

Counterfeiting and piracy are a form of theft that has been steadily growing in recent years, reaching an estimated value of up to US$917 billion a year for the illegal trade in goods alone. The global value of digital piracy in movies, music and software reached a further US$213 billion in 2015.