The 2019 EUIPO study on the enforcement of IP rights based on detentions both at the EU border and in the MS’ national markets was a first step towards having a more complete picture of enforcement trends within the EU.

The study dealt with aggregate data from 2013 to 2017. It showed that the reporting of detentions within the national markets still had significant gaps, in contrast with the situation at the EU border, where DG TAXUD have been reporting detentions for some years based on data from the MS.