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Threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting and organised crime in EU

Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks. That’s according to the first EU-wide Intellectual Property crime threat assessment...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol operation takes down 33,600-plus Internet domains selling counterfeit goods

As part of an international operation, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized 33.654 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online. The websites featured items such as counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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IHMA welcomes initiative designed to tackle counterfeiting in global maritime sector

A new initiative aimed at tackling the problem of counterfeiting in the maritime sector has been welcomed by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). The industry trade body has stated that the new Know Your Customer (KYC) Best Practices scheme heralds...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Europol responds to rising tide of intellectual property crime with IPC3 launch

In a bid to strengthen the fight against counterfeiting and piracy online and offline, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (otherwise known as IPC3). Infringements...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016