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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
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Operation Creative prevents “millions of pounds” ending up in hands of criminals

A groundbreaking police operation run by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) that disrupts illegal websites providing pirated access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Research shows that, in the last 12 months,...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit tackles digital piracy through Operation Creative

On Wednesday 11 January, officers from the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) visited organisations found to be advertising on websites involved in digital piracy. The officers focused their attentions on eight organisations including brands,...
Posted On 16 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
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New PIPCU-MPA partnership set to strengthen fight against online digital piracy

The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has welcomed the Music Publishers Association (MPA) as its seventh partner to join Operation Creative, the initiative designed to disrupt and prevent websites from providing unauthorised access to copyrighted...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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Interpol and City of London Police actively support World Intellectual Property Day to combat crime

Interpol is backing World Intellectual Property Day on Tuesday 26 April as part of the organisation’s continued commitment towards law enforcement efforts specifically aimed at combating all forms of intellectual property crime. Through its Trafficking in Illicit Goods programme,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
The Government has launched a new consultation on the crime of copyright theft
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Online criminals set to face tougher penalties for commercial-scale copyright theft

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to ten years’ imprisonment. Proposals set out in the new consultation will bring the penalties for online offences into line with...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015