Product piracy and product imitation cases are increasing

Product piracy and product imitation cases are increasing

Weak Signal's progress: advanced

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Blue Sky Research on emerging issues and other research economies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
The growing number of cases of product piracy and product imitation reveal an increased threat to business interests and the customers´ security due to deficient products and the utilization of materials with negative health effects. In particular, technological and innovative industries are highly affected by product imitations.