The Spanish Patents and Trade Marks Office reports that in 2009 the Spanish police forces seized more than 5 million counterfeited items amounting more than Euro.- 438 millions. Surprisingly enough, despite the value of seized items has increased in 13% compared with 2008, the total number of effectively seized goods decreased in 30,7% compared the total figure in 2008.
Spanish Police made a total of 4,584 interventions resulting 5,131 detainees. Madrid, Andalucía, Catalonia and Comunidad Valenciana have been the places of more intense police activity. 51,3% of interventions were made in manufacturing premises or warehouses, 25,8% in retail shops, 17,7% in customs and 2,4% in illegal street sale.
Leather goods, fashion complements and (specially watches) are the most affected fields of industry.