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Dedicated City of London Police PIPCU disrupts £719 million worth of IP crime

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) – a specialist national police unit dedicated to protecting the legitimate UK industries that produce hard goods and digital content from Intellectual Property (IP) crime – has ensured tha...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which is run by the City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace....
Posted On 31 May 2018
Professor Mark Button
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University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies to host Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference

Economic and industrial espionage are significant issues for many organisations, with episodes causing billions of pounds of economic damage to countries around the world. Figures on the costs vary significantly, but it’s clear the losses are staggering and, in the US...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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“Tens of thousands” of counterfeit goods seized thanks to pre-Christmas Border Force operation

No less than 18,000 bottles of ‘Paco Rabanne’ and ‘Jean-Paul Gaultier’ perfume, 3,000 cuddly toys and over 900 pairs of ‘Nike Air Max’ trainers were among tens of thousands of fake goods seized by Border Force in the weeks leading up to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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Law enforcement and Premier League clubs unite for ‘Football Against Fakes’ Conference

Enforcement officials and representatives from Premier League clubs joined forces to highlight the issue of counterfeiting within the football industry at the ‘Football Against Fakes’ Conference, which ran on Thursday 23 September at the Emirates Stadium. Officers...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016