The European Sporting Goods Industry :

81 billion

Has a combined annual turnover of more than 81 billion Euros


Employs around 700.000 workers

The sporting goods industry exists of three different sectors/product categories:

(athletic) Footwear

(athletic) Apparel


The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) is one of the major challenges of the sporting goods sector. Counterfeiting in sporting goods in the EU has negative effects on the market (e.g. revenue and job losses). Moreover, investments in innovation are discouraged and consumer safety is at stake if IPRs are infringed.

Dear visitors,

On behalf of FESI, I am pleased to share with you the very first edition of our external newsletter.

Every 4 months, we will therefore share with you the latest news about our industry, the actions carried out by FESI, as well as the key issues we are working on at the European level. 

Feel free to register, and enjoy the reading!

Jérome Péro,

Secretary General @FESI