A US court awarded Canadian apparel firm Moose Knuckles $52m in damages against 26 defendants.
A US report is pressing the government and industry to get proactive on stopping IP theft from China.
Alibaba says low conviction rates are a key reason why anti-counterfeiting efforts lack teeth.
Terrorist cells are linked to large criminal networks, deputy vice Prime Minister Jan Jambon tells conference.
The EUIPO unveils its work programme for 2017, with a slew of initiatives in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
But the DNA taggant specialist is still plagued by revenue fluctuations as it tries to push into new sectors.