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0 23.10.2014

£3 MILLION GOVERNMENT CASH BOOST TO TACKLE DIGITAL PIRACY AND FAKE GOODS

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The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods was today (23 October 2014) boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). 

 

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0 20.10.2014

The ERRA (Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act) Consultation

How long should those who have built their business models on the sale of unlicensed artistic works be given to adapt their business models following the change of law to protect these iconic brands and their official licensors?]

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0 16.10.2014

GREAT BRITISH FASHION REVIVAL – Intellectual Property: Ethics, Best Practice and Compliance

tl_files/2014/fashion picture.jpgAt a Westminster Forum today Dids Macdonald, ACID’s CEO and Vice Chair of the Alliance talked about the fashion sector’s £26 billion value to the UK’s GDP and asked how much of this is at risk through blatant copying, counterfeiting and piracy?

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0 14.10.2014

SCALE OF IP CRIME REVEALED IN 2013/14 IP CRIME REPORT

At an event in the House of Lords Acting Chief Constable Giles York (who leads the UK IP Crime Group) reflected on a busy year and highlighted the new legislation to cover Designs, exciting new partnerships to tackle online IP Crime and initiatives to raise consumer awareness of the new risks posed by counterfeit products. The event was attended by the UK’s Minister of Intellectual Property, Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe and members of the IP Group.

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0 14.10.2014

STONE KING DISCUSS IP ISSUES IN THE ON-LINE MARKETPLACE

tl_files/2014/Gavin Llewellyn.jpgIn a lively, interactive round table forum over lunch hosted by IP expert Gavin Llewellyn of ACID legal affiliates Stone King, Gavin talked about the fact that IP rights are the tradable asset of any designer or brand-owner and the threats to those rights are particularly acute in the on-line arena. Not only can goods be imitated with ease, using modern manufacturing techniques, but also websites are easy to replicate or dress up to look like reputable shop windows for genuine goods.  Counterfeits and imitations can be sold in a way which makes the seller untraceable or difficult to pursue. 

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