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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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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
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