Legal Updates – IP – Online Piracy

Intellectual Property – Online Piracy – Trade Mark – Counterfeit Crime – Passing Off – Police Unit


At the end of June 2013, the UK Government announced the introduction of a new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime.


The purpose of the unit is to tackle online piracy and other forms of intellectual property crime such as counterfeit goods.


The announcement confirmed that the unit will receive £2.5 million in funding over two years from the Intellectual Property Office. It also confirmed that the unit is to be set up and run by the City of London Police.


The new unit is expected to be functional in September 2013.


Further details around the new police unit are available.


For any queries on counterfeit goods or IP law issues, you may contact us by email Visit and or consider our article on How to Defend Allegations of Passing Off.


© RT COOPERS, 2013. This Briefing Note does not provide a comprehensive or complete statement of the law relating to the issues discussed nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight general issues. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to particular circumstances.


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