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Information for enforcement agencies

These information products and links will provide useful guidance in enforcement activities.

Prevention

Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) Leaflet PDF document(89Kb)

The Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) Leaflet was launched on the 26 May 2009 to raise awareness of the Act. Targeting consumers and market traders, the leaflet warns would-be buyers and traders of counterfeit goods of the real cost - not only in terms of economic damage but also the risks to health and safety.

Enforcement

New Enforcement Aide Memoire

Revised in June 2011, this pocket booklet is aimed at Police and Trading Standards officers to understand what IP crime is all about, details of relevant legislation and contacts.

New Scottish Enforcement Aide Memoire

This revised Scottish Aide Memoire, updated in September 2011, is a handy pocket booklet aimed to meet the needs of Scottish enforcement agencies such as Police and Trading Standards officers to understand what IP crime is all about, details of relevant legislation and contacts.

Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS)

Aimed at all levels of experience, the IP module is ideal for those wanting to gain a better understanding of all aspects of IP, criminal law, civil copyright issues, IP Crime and the role of the Intellectual Property Office.

Industry, enforcement and government websites

A list containing some contact details you may find useful. It's not a full list but does provide a good starting point.