The Intellectual Property Office and its partners have undertaken a wide variety of awareness raising activities for industry, enforcement officers and consumers to highlight the threat posed by IP crime. We have also developed a number of information products, events and contacts for the enforcement community.
Founded by the Intellectual Property Office in 2004, the purpose of the IP crime group is to bring together Government, enforcement agencies and industry groups to ensure a collaborative approach in addressing IP crime issues.
The main aim of the IP crime report is to establish an accurate measurement of IP crime within the United Kingdom.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) seeks to coordinate international cooperation on IPR enforcement practices, to tackle effectively counterfeit and pirated goods. It is an agreement currently being negotiated by a number of countries that include the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom as part of the European Union.