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Success for UK regional IP unit

A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west of England has already seized £1.7 million (€1.98m) worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks. The City of London Police, the lead force for fraud, has partnered with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)and the North West Regional Organised Crime […]

March 8, 2021By Colin Mann

US feds assist Brazilian anti-piracy effort

Seizure warrants have been executed against three domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted works in support of a Brazilian-led takedown of digital piracy sites there, dubbed ‘Operação 404’ [Operation 404]. The coordinated federal law enforcement operation targeted online services that provided illegal copies of copyrighted works, including […]

November 6, 2020By Colin Mann

UK agencies target illegal streaming operation

Trading Standards Scotland, Police Scotland and the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have joined forces to target a major illegal distributor of premium TV content. The distributor, based in the West of Scotland, is believed to have provided illegal access to premium TV, sports and movie content to dozens of separate […]

October 5, 2020By Colin Mann