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0 30.10.2014

DO YOU NEED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HELP IN BRIC COUNTRIES?

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London updated with China, SE Asia, India and Brazil IP attachés progress at IPAN event

At one of the quarterly meetings of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), the IP Attaché team from the International Policy Group of the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) described their work helping UK exporters with IP protection and enforcement in the rapidly developing markets of Brazil, China, India and South East Asia and with Geneva based inter-governmental organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). 

Above, speakers with IPAN representatives: L to R, Tom Duke, IP Attaché for China, John Ogier Vice Chair of IPAN, Sheila Alves, IP Attaché for Brazil, Ruth Soetendorp, Chair IPAN, Grega Kumer, Senior IP Adviser, UK Mission in Geneva, Christabel Koh, IP Attaché for South East Asia, Adam Williams, Deputy Director

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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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