Turkey is one of the biggest hubs in product piracy used as a bridge between China and the rest of the world and also has a huge role in production of counterfeit goods, unfortunately there is no easy way to fight it. The United Nations estimates the generated of counterfeit good sales around the world at over 200 BN Euros. The counterfeit goods are not just luxury goods, they vary from car parts to baby formulas. According to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Turkey now stands at 3.3% of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. Counterfeit products especially in sectors like medical products, cosmetics and food industry constitutes a serious health and safety hazard for the consumers.
As ASY LEGAL we are working closely with customs, law enforcement and private investigators to fight product piracy in Turkey. When assisting our clients, we use different kinds of measures provided by civil and criminal law to develop a comprehensive strategy to contain the problem.